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To the Shores of Tripoli

Frederic Wehrey is a senior fellow in the Carnegie Middle East program who specializes in post-conflict transitions, armed groups, and identity politics, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf. He is the author of the upcoming The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya (Farrar, …

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Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

Social media has become a bush telegraph in the Libyan capital Tripoli, used by anxious citizens to warn each other of militia violence and how to get around the endless shortages as the economy crumbles.

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Benghazi arrests of Gaem supporters including journalist and former minister

A former interior minister and a journalist are among an as yet unknown number of supposed supporters of the Government of National Accord (GNA) deputy interior minister Faraj Al-Gaem who have have been arrested in the past 24 hours in Benghazi.

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Libyan east strongman orders recruitment of his foe’s fighters in police department

Khalifa Haftar – the commander of the self-styled Libyan army in east Libya – has ordered the director of crime investigation department Salah Al-Hawidi to welcome any recruitment application from the fighters of Special Tasks Force of the deputy interior minister Faraj Egaiem, media office’s head of the crime investigation …

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