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Libya: Bathily calls on neighbouring countries to help withdraw foreign fighters

Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Abdoulaye Bathily on Friday called on neighbouring countries to raise their support for the mission and the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) to implement the plan to withdraw foreign fighters.

RUSI reports on UN Sanctions against Human Traffickers in Libya

On 20 December, the UK-based defence and security think tank Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) published an article entitled ‘An Unprecedented Failure? UN Sanctions Against Human Traffickers in Libya’. Authors Cathy Haenlein (RUSI Director of Organised Crime and Policing) and Amanda Kadlec (Independent Researcher who previously served on the UN …

Small Arms Survey reports on violent extremism in southern Libya

The Small Arms Survey’s Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project released a report entitled ‘Perceptions, Vulnerabilities, and Prevention: Violent Extremism Threat Assessment in Selected Regions of the Southern Libyan Borderlands and North-Western Nigeria’ in collaboration with the United National Development Programme (UNDP).