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Backdrop to an Intervention: Sources of Egyptian-Libyan Border Tension

The airstrikes that Emirati forces with Egyptian support conducted against militia positions in Libya in late August 2014 were sparked by an anti-Islamist military campaign in eastern Libya. The campaign, led by retired General Khalifa Hifter and a breakaway faction of the Libyan military, has profoundly altered Egyptian-Libyan relations. But …

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Foreign Intervention in Libya Seen as Further Destabilizing Fractured Country

Senior U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched airstrikes against Islamist militants twice in the past week in the Libyan capital. The move caught the United States off guard. In a surprise move, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates joined forces to bomb Islamist militants in Libya, …

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Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States

The governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the escalation of fighting and violence in and around Tripoli, Benghazi, and across Libya, especially against residential areas, public facilities, and critical infrastructure, by both land attacks and air strikes.

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Libya’s neighbours meet in Cairo in bid to contain Libya’s conflict

By Libya Herald staff. Cairo, 25 August 2014: Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukri warned today that a spillover of the conflict in Libya could prompt foreign intervention. Both, he said, had to be avoided at all costs. What was the fourth meeting between Libya’s neighbouring countries — Egypt, Chad, Tunisia, Algeria …

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