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Latest Libyan Shock Should Come as No Surprise

A few years ago, I was asked by an international journalist to comment on rumors about the presence of French troops in eastern Libya. Purportedly, France was actively supporting former Qaddafi army general Khalifa Haftar in his attempt to expand his control over the entire region of Cyrenaica. This was …

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What is Russia’s strategy in Libya?

The escalation of conflict in Libya has exposed a great deal of foreign meddling that outside powers, both regional and global, would have preferred to keep under the radar. Russia, which would normally end up in Libya-related headlines for all the wrong reasons, has tried to take a backseat on …

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HoR head Saleh rejects Serraj June political peace initiative

Ageela Saleh, head of Libya’s internationally-recognized, parliament, the House of Representatives (HOR), said that Faiez Serraj, head of Libya’s internationally-recognized executive, the Presidency Council and Government of National Accord, has nothing to offer and that he is a hostage to Tripoli’s armed militias.

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UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1,000

The UN Security Council called on Friday for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1,000, including scores killed in an air strike that hit a detention centre for migrants.

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