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Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

US Africa Command has claimed that Moscow sent aircraft directly from Russia to aid pro-Haftar mercenaries.

UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

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UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

The GNA have accused Haftar's forces of planting mines in houses before pulling back from their positions in the south of the capital.

Hundreds of foreign mercenaries withdraw from Libya's front lines

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Hundreds of foreign mercenaries withdraw from Libya's front lines

Foreign mercenaries fighting alongside Haftar's forces have been flown away from the front lines after the rogue general suffered major losses ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

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Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

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Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers backed an immediate ceasefire in Libya during a phone call.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Comment: In Libya, rogue General Haftar may be weakened, but his foreign backers will still act to prevent a stable, democratic government ...

Libyan government forces capture Haftar's Russian-made missile system

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Libyan government forces capture Haftar's Russian-made missile system

GNA loyalists have captured a missile defence system thought to have been given to Haftar's LNA by the United Arab Emirates.

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Libya government forces capture key base from rival Haftar

Libyan government forces have captured the strategic al-Watiya airbase from rogue General Khalifa Haftar, officials say.

Haftar's forces hit Libya displacement shelter, killing two

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Haftar's forces hit Libya displacement shelter, killing two

At least two people were killed after Haftar forces targeted a displacement shelter on Saturday, reports confirmed.

Turkey threatens retaliatory attacks on Haftar's forces in Libya

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Turkey threatens retaliatory attacks on Haftar's forces in Libya

Forces loyal to rogue General Haftar have fired rockets near Turkey's diplomatic residences in Libya and the country's only airport over the ...

Child among 4 killed in attack on Libya's capital

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Child among 4 killed in attack on Libya's capital

Eastern-based rogue General Khalifa Haftar's forces launched an attack on the capital Tripoli on Saturday, the internationally-recognised ...

ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

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ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

Military commanders allied to Haftar's LNA may face responsibility for crimes committed by their forces during the offensive to take ...

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

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Libya's UN-supported government rejects rivals' abrupt ceasefire offer

Rogue military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces abruptly offered a ceasefire after a suffering a series of setbacks.

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Libya unity government accuses rival Haftar of seeking coup

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord has accused strongman Khalifa Haftar of looking to stage a coup after he claimed to have a ...

The New Arab

Russia 'surprised', US disappointed at Haftar's Libya power grab

After the US stated it 'regrets' Libyan National Army head Khalifa Haftar's claim of a popular mandate to govern Libya, Russia reportedly ...

Europe calls for humanitarian truce in Libya

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Europe calls for humanitarian truce in Libya

Foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy joined the EU’s top diplomat to echo calls by the United Nations for a ceasefire in the war-torn ...

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Libya's Sarraj denounces EU arms embargo monitoring operation

The GNA leader said the EU's operation IRINI to clamp down on arms imports to Libya is not sufficiently monitoring airspace and borders in ...

Haftar supporters rally despite heavy losses in Libya offensive

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Haftar supporters rally despite heavy losses in Libya offensive

Despite suffering major setbacks in his campaign to capture Tripoli, Haftar presented a plan for drafting a constitution and holding elections, ...

Syrians tricked to fight in Libya for warlord Haftar

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Syrians tricked to fight in Libya for warlord Haftar

Syrian men are being tricked into fighting for Khalifa Haftar's self-described Libyan National Army.

Libya government accuses Russia's Wagner mercenaries of 'chemical attack'

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Libya government accuses Russia's Wagner mercenaries of 'chemical attack'

Russian private firm Wagner helped mobilise an alleged nerve gas attack by Haftar's forces in the Libyan capital, the GNA said.

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