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France rejects Libya's 'unfounded' claim it supports militia leader Khalifa Haftar

Friday 22:44 GMT

France on Thursday rejected an accusation from Libya's internationally recognized interior ministry that it has been supporting Khalifa Haftar, whose self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) have launched an offensive to take control of the country's capital of Tripoli.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. However, there has been some recognition of Haftar as the means to end the chaos that has plagued Libya since the capture and killing of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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Source: Global News

More than 200 killed in a month as rivals battle for control of Libya’s capital: WHO

Friday 22:44 GMT

The fighting between Libya’s rival factions for control of the country’s capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organization said, announcing it would deploy medical specialists, including surgeons, to treat the wounded.

Britain’s U.N. ambassador, Karen Pierce, said, “There is unity around three key points — de-escalation, commitment to a cease-fire, get back into the political process.”

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Source: DW

Libya: 'New phase' in fight for Tripoli

Sunday 19:03 GMT

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government have launched a counterattack to keep rival fighters from advancing on the city.

Haftar doesn't recognize Libya's United Nations-backed GNA government and instead backs a rival administration in eastern Libya. Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. "We have launched a new phase of attack.

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Source: DW

Tripoli airport reopens as fighting rages on in Libya

Monday 15:24 GMT

The air traffic in Tripoli was suspended overnight for "security reasons," as Libya's unity government battled to push back a rival group's offensive.

On Friday, the White House said US President Donald Trump had called Haftar earlier in the week to acknowledge "Field Marshal Haftar's significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources, and the two discussed a shared vision for Libya's transition to a stable, democratic political system."


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