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Libya Risks Being Torn to Shreds — Again — by Former CIA Asset Turned Warlord

    Libya Risks Being Torn to Shreds — Again — by Former CIA Asset Turned Warlord

TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, a 40-year veteran of Libyan politics and longtime CIA asset, on Thursday ordered his self-styled Libyan National Army (NLA) to advance on the densely populated capital, Tripoli, where the United Nations-backed government is seated. In the aftermath of the “humanitarian intervention” led by NATO in support of jihadists…

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Despite US Support for “Official” Gov of Libya, Competing Gov Led by CIA Asset Benefits from Chaos in Tripoli

    Despite US Support for “Official” Gov of Libya, Competing Gov Led by CIA Asset Benefits from Chaos in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, LIBYA — The UN-recognized government of Libya — officially known as the Government of National Accord (GNA) — could be in its final days, as recent in-fighting within the GNA has dramatically escalated since it began last week, plunging the country’s capital into chaos. On Saturday, over 20 rockets targeting residential areas rained down on…

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Are the US and Israel Behind the Fresh Chaos in Libya’s Capital?

    Are the US and Israel Behind the Fresh Chaos in Libya’s Capital?

TRIPOLI, LIBYA – As the week began, Tripoli reverted to a state of chaos as armed cadres representing rival factions vie for control of the Libyan capital. Since Monday, local media has reported that five have been killed and 27 wounded in the city, prompting the country’s health ministry to declare a state of emergency.…

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