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‘Russian hiring of Syrians to fight in Libya accelerated in May’

7 June 2020, 4:46 PM

A Russian drive to recruit Syrians to fight in Libya for militia leader Khalifa Haftar accelerated in May when hundreds of mercenaries were signed up, five Syrian opposition sources and a regional source familiar with the matter said.

Libya’s Tripoli government seizes last Libyan National Army stronghold near capital

5 June 2020, 4:03 PM

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government captured the last major stronghold of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar near Tripoli on Friday, capping the sudden collapse of his 14-month offensive on the capital.

Tripoli’s Mitiga airport damaged from shelling

10 May 2020, 4:01 PM

Tripoli’s Mititga airport sustained heavy damages on Sunday (May 10), a day after shelling hit fuel tanks and damaged passenger planes and departure halls.

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Libya’s Haftar committed to signing ceasefire: French presidency

9 March 2020, 9:14 PM

Khalifa Haftar, Libya’s eastern military commander, has told France’s president he will sign a ceasefire and stick to it if militias backed by the internationally recognised government respect it, a French presidency official said on Monday.

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar meets Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Haftar’s forces dim hopes of salvaging UN ceasefire talks

20 February 2020, 7:20 AM

Libya’s internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving UN ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.

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