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Libyan government asks Europe for help against Haftar

Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) appealed Tuesday for Europe’s support against military strongman Khalifa Haftar, as the country’s former colonial ruler Italy and France spar over a conflict that has stirred divisions both regionally and internationally.

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Libya’s Deputy PM Warns EU not to Trust Haftar, Avoid Repeat of Syrian Scenario

On Sunday, the World Health Organisation reported that the death toll from the renewed clashes between Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces and those loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord has climbed to 147.

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France blocks EU call to stop Haftar’s assault in Libya

France on Wednesday blocked a European Union statement calling on Khalifa Haftar to halt his eastern forces’ offensive in Libya, diplomatic sources said, in the latest example of how the bloc’s internal divisions have undercut its global sway.

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Libyan Conflict Could Worsen Migrant Plight, European Commissioner Warns

The worsening security situation in Libya, where forces loyal to the leader of the self-styled Libyan National Army are attempting to seize the capital city, could make conditions even more dire for migrants in the country, the European Union’s Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said at …

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