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House of Representatives says Libyan rivals ‘surrendered’ sites to IS

The head of one of Libya’s rival governments has accused a key opposition force of “surrendering” the city of Sirte to Islamic State (IS) fighters. Sirte, the last stronghold of Gaddafi loyalists during the 2011 uprising against him and the site of his summary execution in October of that year, …

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House of Representatives says Libyan rivals 'surrendered' sites to IS

The head of one of Libya’s rival governments has accused a key opposition force of “surrendering” the city of Sirte to Islamic State (IS) fighters. Sirte, the last stronghold of Gaddafi loyalists during the 2011 uprising against him and the site of his summary execution in October of that year, …

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Migrant crisis: EU plan to strike Libya networks could include ground forces

European plans for a military campaign to smash the migrant smuggling networks operating out of Libya include options for ground forces on Libyan territory. The 19-page strategy paper for the mission, obtained by the Guardian, focuses on an air and naval campaign in the Mediterranean and in Libyan territorial waters, …

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Top Arab Generals Plan Libyan Intervention; Will France & Italy Join?

As world leaders continue to grapple over how to resolve the chaos left in post-Qaddafi Libya, high-ranking military personnel from Arab countries will discuss the matter in Cairo on May 18. The talks could also include France and Italy, which played key roles in the coalition’s bombing campaign.

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Perceptions of Security in Libya Institutional and Revolutionary Actors

Three years after the fall of Muammar Gadhafi and his regime, Libya is again on the brink of civil war. Various circumstances underlie this predicament—mistrust between regions, political power struggles, and sporadic and uncoordinated security and justice sector reforms. So that better understanding of the security needs of Libyan citizens …

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Dignity rejects UNSMIL invitation to dialogue, calls on Leon to tell UN to lift embargo

Operation Dignity has rejected an invitation from UN Special Envoy Bernardino Leon to join in the military platform of the Dialogue process. It says it is part of the regular army, not a militia, and that it takes its instructions only from the General Staff and the had of the …

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