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Haftar’s Rebranded Coups: Haftar’s ability to frame coups as “wars on terror” ensures his international support, but masks a destructive manipulation of tribal dynamics.

A few months after his April 4 surprise assault on Tripoli to unseat the UN backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), lost control of Gharyan on June 26. The LNA has since been steadily losing ground in heavy fighting in …

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Libyan GNA Sarajj Says Will Not Stop Military Op Until LNA Withdraws to Pre-War Positions

The forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) will not stop military operations until troops of their rival Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, are withdrawn to their pre-war positions, GNA head Fayez Sarraj said.

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Libya’s Al-Sarraj says Turkey’s military backup is inter-country defense cooperation

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj said the Turkish military support for the government in Tripoli comes at the request of the legitimate Libyan government to defend the capital and its residents against the attacking forces.

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