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Russia Is Emboldening A Libyan Strongman Who Could Dictate The Future Of The Country

Six years after the revolution that drove former dictator Muammar Gaddafi from power, Libya remains deeply divided. Now, Russia is fueling another military strongman who threatens to make the situation far worse for Western powers and Libyans in what would be a major blow to the democratic hopes that sparked the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. …

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Benghazi Defence Brigades quit Jufra as PC defence minister orders action against LNA

The Benghazi Defence Brigade has announced that it has pulled out of Jufra airbase near Hun and handed it over to the general chief of staff of the Libyan army (the army supporting the Presidency Council). It says it has gone to another location, but has not disclosed where this it.

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Italian ambassador in talks with Hafter and Ageela Saleh; wounded Benghazi troops airlifted for treatment in Italy

An Italian air force C-130 aircraft with 16 seriously-wounded LNA fighters on board landed this evening at Pratica di Mare airbase near Rome. It was seen off this afternoon from Benghazi’s Benina airbase by Italian ambassador Giuseppe Perrone who earlier held talks with HoR president Ageela Saleh and Field Marshal …

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