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Libya’s Falling Strongman

The situation on the ground in Libya is fluid and complex. Militias in the West and South police their own local communities but few have regional control. The only exception is in eastern Libya under the leadership of strongman General Khalifa Haftar and his self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA). In …

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New SANA Briefing Paper investigates challenges to measuring casualties in Libya

Although Libya’s estimated rate of violent deaths is still far below those of Syria and several Central American nations, it remains significant, ranking eighth globally for 2016. This unenviable situation is symptomatic of the ongoing turmoil and instability facing the country since 2011.

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As Trump Wavers on Libya, an ISIS Haven, Russia Presses On

In openly courting General Haftar, the Kremlin was testing one of the incoming American president’s guiding foreign policy assumptions — that he could work with Mr. Putin to tackle thorny issues in the Muslim world — and instead sent a signal to the world that Russia would continue to pursue …

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Mansour Al-Hasadi demands UNSMIL to protect Derna civilians from Dignity Operation’s threats of war

Member of the High Council of State, Mansour Al-Hasadi, said that they had contacted the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, to inform him of the latest developments in the file relating to Derna and of the military threats posed to the city by the Dignity Operation forces.

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