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Op-Ed: Libya Political Dialogue meets in Tunisia without eastern members

The UN-brokered Libya Dialogue met in the town of Mammamet in Tunisia to assess the progress of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and discuss changing parts of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).

Op-Ed: Libya's neighbors warn competing factions against military action

Meeting in Cairo on Saturday representatives from all of Libya's neighbors including Libya itself plus Tunisia, Niger, Chad, Algeria, Sudan, and Egypt warned Libya's factions not to settle their differences through military force.

Op-Ed: US B-2 bombing raid on Libya cost over $8.8 million

Two US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers carried out airstrikes on Islamic State camps approximately 28 miles southewest of Sirte. The US was involved in air strikes in the Sirte offensive starting August 22 last year.

Op-Ed: Russia and eastern Libya commander sign naval base agreement

According to an article in Al Jazeera, Italian State TV RAI reported commander of the Libyan National Army(LNA) Khalifa Haftar signed an agreement that would allow Russia to build two naval bases near Tobruk, and Benghazi.

Russia turns eyes to Libya with support for strongman

Tripoli - Emboldened by its success in Syria, Russia is turning its eyes to chaos-ridden Libya with support for a military strongman whose forces oppose the internationally backed government.

Erik Prince behind some mysterious bombings in Libya

An article by Arnaud Delalande in War Is Boring reports that Intelligence Online (IOL), which covers most world intelligence services, claims that pilots flying from Al-Khadim air base in Libya work for Erik Prince former head of Blackwater.

Op-Ed: Barack Obama's criminal legacy on war, torture and Guantánamo

President Barack Obama leaves behind a criminal legacy on war, torture and Guantánamo Bay. This isn't hyperbole, it's legal fact, as what follows will amply demonstrate.

Op-Ed: Branch of Libya's House of Representatives set up in Tripoli

Tripoli - Another weird development is taking place on the Libyan political scene. Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) who support the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) and Libya Political Agreement (LPA) set up a branch in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Libyan commander Haftar welcomed aboard Russian aircraft carrier

Tobruk - As pro-Putin President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take over as president of the United States, Russia has shown clear signs of support for Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya.

Libyan strongman visits Russian aircraft carrier

Benghazi - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday visited a Russian aircraft carrier off the coast of the North African nation in the latest sign of growing relations with Moscow.

Op-Ed: Islamic State fighters in Libya able to flee from Benghazi

Benghazi - The residents of Benghazi were surprised at the sudden escape of Islamic State and perhaps other militants from the districts of Ganfouda and Al-Sadbri in the city which they had occupied.

Op-Ed: Misrata Military Council criticizes Libyan unity government

Misrata Military Council together with the Union of Revolutionaries in the city demanded that the UN-brokered Government of National Accord make its position clear on the situation in Benghazi and Khalifa Haftar whom they call a war criminal.

Power struggle risks tipping Libya deeper into crisis

Tripoli - Escalating tensions between rival Libyan armed forces threaten to plunge the North African country deeper into turmoil only weeks after the fall of the Islamic State group's bastion Sirte.

Chad closes its long border with Libya for security reasons

N'djamena - Chadian Prime Minister Albert Padacke has closed its long 2,000 kilometer northern border with neighbouring Libya. The move is designed to prevent an influx of militant fighters including Islamic State(IS) fighters fleeing conflict in Libya.

Tragic end for migrants who thought they'd reached Italy

Tripoli - After several days at sea the migrants spotted land, thinking it was Italy. Several drowned trying to swim ashore. But when the survivors reached dry land they found they were still in Libya.

Op-Ed: Eastern Libyan commander attacks forces loyal to unity government

Fouad Rashid, Mayor of Al-Jufra claims a warplane of eastern commander Field Marshal Haftar's air force struck the Tagrift Martyrs Brigade that was part of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos groups who mounted the offensive freeing Sirte from the Islamic State.

Op-Ed: Haftar forces challenge checkpoint of Libyan unity government

The Third Force of Misrata loyal to the UN-supported Government of National Accord(GNA) reports it has maintained control of the Gwirat Al-Maal checkpoint that is on the main road north from the southern city of Sebha.

Op-Ed: Russia expresses support for Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar

In spite of pledging support to the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Russia and other countries such as Egypt and the UAE are supporting the rival House of Representatives (HOR) and Khalifa Haftar commander of its armed forces.

Op-Ed: Airstrikes hit camp of rivals to Libyan Field Marshal Haftar

Air strikes were carried out by forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar associated with the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) government a rival to the UN-supported Government of National Accord(GNA) based in the west in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Libyan commander Haftar may grow stronger under Trump regime

A recent article in MiddleEastEye suggests that Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the forces of the House of Representatives (HoR) government, and his supporters have recently gained momentum on the ground and also increased their international support.
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