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Libya: heading to a Yemen scenario

With Haftar’s offensive stalled on the outskirts of Tripoli, Trump’s fleeting enthusiasm for Haftar has waned. Trump’s apparent change of heart appears to suggest that any solution to the conflict will be thrashed out on battlefields, or in diplomatic moves … Continue reading

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Libya: Haftar would book huge ceasefire gain

France’s Macron called for a ceasefire in Libya but with the condition attached that all armed groups – including those helping defend Tripoli – be monitored. Haftar also would not have to withdraw his troops east, allowing him to book … Continue reading

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Before assuming office, Trump suggested he could end support for FSA. He has…well,

‘A claim March 17 2019 that the U.S. military is developing plans to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria is factually incorrect,’ General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. [July 22 2017 ]    In … Continue reading

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi recognized by Russians

Cairo December 6:Libyan politicians said December 5 they had delivered a letter from the son of the late Libyan leader, Col. Muammar Gaddafi, to the Russian Foreign Ministry, including means of ending the eight-year political crisis that has hit the … Continue reading

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Libyans met in Palermo to decide on elections but not now

Palermo summit on Libya saw Prime minister of the internationally recognised Libyan government, Fayez Al-Sarraj, and army commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, who took only part in side-line meetings; others included Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev; Egyptian President … Continue reading

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U.S. air strike near Sirte, Libya

  In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on June 6, killing four (4) ISIS-Libya militants. http://www.africom.mil/media-room/press-releases [ March 22  U.S. drone strike in southern Libya from … Continue reading

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Egypt would not intervene in Libya?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/USAfricaCommand/status/845363500369281024   [March 8 ] Prasident Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed March 7 that Egypt would not intervene militarily in turmoil-stricken Libya, describing the neighbouring country as a “sovereign state.” “History won’t forget our stance if we decide to interfere … Continue reading

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