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Libya: Derna airstrikes could find Haftar at the Hague

Opinion Piece by Abdulkader Assad Children crying, women wailing, men choking on their tears. This was not a scene from an action movie in Hollywood, this was Monday night on October 30 in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, where airstrikes hit a residential area in Al-Fatayeh killing 20 and …

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Russian Ambassador Discusses Military Strategy with GNA Defence Minister

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Libyan Government’s Minister of Defence, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, received the Russian Ambassador, Ivan Molotkov, in Tripoli on Monday for a meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how Russia can work with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)’s initiatives regarding opportunities for …

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HoR Member Says He will Not Attend Cairo Meeting

A member of the Tobruk-based parliament, which is backed by the renegade General Khalifa Haftar, rejected allegations suggesting he would be attending a meeting with key Libyan figures in Cairo. Fathi Bashagha, a member of the House of Representatives (HoR), in a Facebook post said, “although I have received the …

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Ganfouda Residents Don’t Trust Haftar’s Promise of Safe Passage

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The residents of Ganfouda will be given passage out of the suburb, announced General Ahmed Al-Mismari, spokesperson for the General Khalifa Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) on Friday. Al-Mismari said that civilians will be given safe passage out of Ganfouda during a ceasefire that …

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Haftar Forces Strike at Defend Benghazi Brigades in Al-Jufra

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) General Khalifa Haftar’s forces launched an assault on the Defend Benghazi Brigades (DBB) just south of Al-Jufra region in central Libya on Thursday. “This morning, two air raids targeted the Al-Jufra military airbase, which is used as a headquarters by the Defend Benghazi Brigades,” said …

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GNA Says it Had Nothing to Do With Attack in Oil Crescent

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)’s Presidential Council (PC) released a press release on Wednesday distancing itself from the attack that took place in the Libyan oil facilities in Libya’s oil crescent region. On Wednesday, the town of Ben Jawad, which is about 30 …

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Haftar’s Forces Attacked By Armed Group in Oil Crescent Region

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Wednesday, the town of Ben Jawad, located near Libya’s major oil ports, was taken over by armed groups. Soldiers loyal to Libya’s eastern parliament and General Khalifa Haftar fought back with airstrikes, according to officials. Ben Jawad is about 30 kilometres west of Es …

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Russia Sends Haftar Back Empty Handed

Russia is calling on General Khalifa Haftar to get involved to take part in political dialogue in Libya. The Russian government also said it will not be supplying Haftar with weapons. At the Mediterranean Dialogues conference held in Rome, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov called for the inclusion of …

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