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Will Russian forces really leave Libya?

At the second Berlin Conference on Libya, which took place on June 23, Russia (as well as other participants) reaffirmed their earlier calls for “credible steps towards the dismantling of armed groups and militias by all parties.” One of the “armed groups and militias” present in Libya is the Russian …

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Libyan PM: Presence of mercenaries in Libya threatens political process

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah addressed the UN Security Council Thursday and highlighted the threat of the continued presence of foreign forces and mercenaries in Libya to the political process as well as efforts to consolidate the ceasefire and unify the military institution.

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Despite Polls Libya Faces Great Challenges Ahead

While the reconciliation process has added a sense of optimism, several legal and security challenges remain, just months before the proposed elections in December. After a decade of conflict, insecurity and political fragmentation, Libya could be looking at a more stable future and sustainable peace.

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FP: Russia’s Wagner Group Doesn’t Actually Exist … And that makes it all the more challenging to get to grips with.

The group, such as it is, first appeared in Ukraine in 2014, where it assisted the Russian military in the annexation of Crimea. “Ukraine was basically the beginning, the departure point for the Wagner Group,” said Sergey Sukhankin, a senior research fellow with the Jamestown Foundation. Since then, a spiderweb …

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US hopeful but ‘realistic’ on departure of foreign forces from Libya

After a conference on Libya’s political future ended without a concrete plan for the withdrawal of foreign forces, a top US diplomat expressed optimism but said Washington is “realistic” about what can be achieved ahead of elections later this year.

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Libyan PM stresses to US Secretary of State urgent need to remove mercenaries

The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, stressed Thursday to the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, the urgency to remove all foreign forces and mercenaries and armed groups from Libya to achieve security.

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Libya conference sees hope on elections, foreign forces

Libya’s transitional government underlined its commitment to holding elections on December 24 at a conference Wednesday with powers that have interests in the North African country, while the German hosts vowed to keep up pressure until all foreign forces have been withdrawn from Libya.

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