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European Council’s President says Haftar’s attack on Tripoli threatens peace process

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk said Khalifa Haftar’s military attack on Tripoli and the subsequent escalation in and around the capital constitutes a threat to international peace and security as well as it further threatens the stability of Libya.

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Libyan Salafists fight alongside ‘secular’ Hifter

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Hifter’s westward offensive, which began last month, has dramatically heated up the Libyan civil war. In a statement issued today, European Union foreign ministers warned that the attack could further destabilize the country and said it threatens international peace.

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UN-backed Libya gov’t asks Italy to pressure EU not to support Haftar

Head of Libya’s internationally recognised government Fayez Al-Sarraj yesterday asked Italy to help change the positions of EU countries regarding attacks being carried out against Tripoli by renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the Anadolu Agency reported.

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UK Foreign Secretary Not Ruling Out Haftar’s Future Role in Libyan Government

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the commander of Libyan National Army (LNA), may yet play a role in the future Libyan government, despite his recent offensive on Tripoli, which is controlled by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday.

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Macron to meet Libya’s Sarraj as tensions flare over Tripoli assault

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to meet Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Wednesday, who has accused Paris of supporting his rival and tacitly backing his assault on Tripoli, a presidential source said.

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Libya’s Sarraj seeks Europe’s help against Haftar

Libya’s prime minister will tour Europe to seek support against rogue general Khalifa Haftar, the country’s internationally-recognised government said on Monday. Haftar, who is currently leading an assault on Tripoli, has urged his troops to “wipe out” government forces.

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What Russia makes of Hifter’s offensive on Tripoli

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put Russia in the spotlight in Libya by first holding a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Summit in Beijing and later discussing Libya with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the phone. Conte reportedly proposed his Russian counterpart …

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