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Russia’s ‘leading from behind’ strategy on Libya

On Jan. 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Berlin for a Germany-sponsored peace conference on Libya. A few days earlier, Moscow, in partnership with Ankara, hosted its own talks between leaders of the warring parties — Libyan National Army’s commander Khalifa Hifter and chair of the Government of National Accord Fayez …

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Army official: Russian Wagner Group mercenaries have started pulling out of Tripoli frontlines

The commander of backup forces of the Libyan Army under the command of the Presidential Council, Nasser Ammar, has confirmed that many of Wagner Group mercenaries have started pulling out from the frontlines in southern Tripoli.

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Two Russian firms join Wagner Group in supplying Haftar with mercenaries

The New Arab newspaper reported that a Russian Air Force jet had transported Russian mercenaries from a private military firm in Russia, just like Wagner Group, from Syria to Libya as per coordination between Moscow and Khalifa Haftar under the supervision of UAE and Egypt.

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The Guardian: New wave of Sudanese mercenaries arrive on Tripoli frontlines to fight for Haftar

A new wave of mercenaries from Sudan is fighting in Libya, deepening concerns that the conflict in the north African state has descended into an intractable international war that could destabilise much of the region, according to The Guardian. 

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US: Libyan conflict is turning bloodier with Russian mercenaries fighting for Haftar on the ground

The United States is “very concerned” about the intensification of the conflict in Libya, with a rising number of reported Russian mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftar’s forces on the ground turning the conflict into a bloodier one, a senior State Department official told Reuters on Saturday.

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