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Libya’s Coming Forever War: Why Backing One Militia Against Another is Not the Solution

On April 15, President Donald Trump telephoned Libyan militia commander Khalifa Haftar and praised his Libyan National Army’s offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli. Citing a “shared vision” for Libya, the U.S. president acknowledged Haftar’s value in fighting terrorism, maintaining oil production, and shepherding the country’s democratic transition.

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Adapting to the New Libya

Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli on April 4 was a paradigm-shifting event whose importance remains lost on the global diplomatic community. Haftar’s actions closed the door on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and on attempts to amend it, including a series of negotiations between Haftar and Government of National Accord …

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Libya’s Interior Minister visits Turkey to activate joint agreements, including security ones

The Interior Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashagha visited Turkey on Monday and met with the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss bilateral relations and the current war on Tripoli led by “warlord Khalifa Haftar” as Bashagha repeatedly described him. 

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Libyan GNA Claims Foreign-Owned Warplanes Behind Strikes on Tripoli

On 4 April, General Khalifa Haftar, whose forces control Eastern Libya, announced the first phase of an offensive intended to gain control of forces loyal to Tripoli, prompting the mobilisation of the defense. In response, armed forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) launched a military op …

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Libya’s GNA to launch offensive on Haftar’s forces ‘within days’

Troops loyal to Libya‘s internationally recognised government are preparing to launch a counteroffensive on renegade commander Khalifa Haftar‘s eastern-based forces currently struggling to maintain their positions along the capital’s southern outskirts, the Government of National Accord’s interior minister said.

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