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One year on with his offensive and Haftar is more determined but less successful

This Saturday marks a year since Libya’s Khalifa Haftar ordered his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) to march on Tripoli to expel the Government of National Accord (GNA). On 11 April last year, MEMO published an article that said Haftar could not retreat as to do so at the time …

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Haftar militias suffer heavy losses in battle for Tripoli

Militias loyal to General Khalifa Hafter in Libya have suffered heavy losses in the ongoing battle for the capital, Tripoli. At least 53 fighters were killed last Friday in Al-Washka to the west of Sirte, including senior officers. Another 16 were killed in southern Tripoli and eastern Rashfana, while 12 …

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Tripoli-based HoR accuses EU of enabling Haftar in Libya

The House of Representatives (HoR) in Tripoli has accused the European Union (EU) of working to enable Khalifa Haftar in Libya by dubious ways, commenting on the new naval mission in the Mediterranean, Operation IRINI.

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GNA expresses reservation to new EU naval mission to enforce Libya arms embargo

Libya’s Foreign Minister, Mohammed Siyala has expressed to the EU ambassador during a telephone conversation, the reservation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) with respect to launching a naval mission to enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya.

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Coronavirus: Libyans brace for uncertainty as the country battles war, economy and virus

Up until the moment the first coronavirus case was announced in Libya, citizens were still hoping that the country would be spared the global spread of the pandemic, due to its isolation from the world caused by its ongoing civil war.

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EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo

The European Union announced on Tuesday the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the UN arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous operation claiming that the warships attracted migrants to Europe’s shores.

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