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    Khalifa Haftar

    Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar is a Libyan-American military officer and the head of the Libyan National Army, which, under Haftar's leadership, replaced nine elected municipal councils by military administrators, and as of May 2019, was engaged in the Second Libyan Civil War.

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    Libya peace summit agrees to ceasefire, respect for arms embargo (Ld)

    The international allies of the Libyan government backed by the UN and the country's rebel forces have agreed to implement the ceasefire launched a week ago and the world body-decreed embargo on weapons imports.

    Putin to attend Berlin Conference on Libya: Kremlin
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    Putin to attend Berlin Conference on Libya: Kremlin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed over the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the Berlin Conference on Libya, which he plans to attend on Sunday, the Kremlin said in a statement.

    Libyan rivals to sign ceasefire deal in Moscow
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    Libyan rivals to sign ceasefire deal in Moscow

    Libya's rival forces will sign a ceasefire deal in Moscow on Monday, it was reported on Monday.

    Trump, Egypt's Sisi discuss Libya conflict over phone
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    Trump, Egypt's Sisi discuss Libya conflict over phone

    US President Donald Trump and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held a phone conversation on Libya, during which they rejected "foreign exploitation" of the conflict, the White House said in a statement.

    US officials, Khalifa Haftar discuss ways to resolve Libyan conflict
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    US officials, Khalifa Haftar discuss ways to resolve Libyan conflict

    A delegation of American officials met eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and discussed ways to resolve the conflict with the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Libya.

    'Stabilising Libya top but Italy won't neglect Africa'
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    'Stabilising Libya top but Italy won't neglect Africa'

    Italy's new centre-left-populist government will focus on the entire African continent, not just countries across the Mediterranean like war-torn Libya though stabilising it is a top property, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Monday.

    'Encouraging progress' on Libya at G7 summit: UN envoy
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    'Encouraging progress' on Libya at G7 summit: UN envoy

    United Nations special envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame on Thursday hailed "encouraging progress" on war-torn Libya which, he said, was made at the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz.

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    Libya, Italy discuss migrants, military escalation

    Migration and the almost-four-month-old battle for control of Tripoli were the focus of talks between Libya's internationally recognised Premier Fayez al-Sarraj and the Italian envoy, the Presidential Council said.

    Attacks on civilian targets in Libya 'unacceptable': Italy
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    Attacks on civilian targets in Libya 'unacceptable': Italy

    Attacks by "rebel" forces on civilian targets in war-wracked Libya including hospitals and airports are "unacceptable," Italy's Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday.

    5 doctors killed in airstrike on Libya hospital
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    5 doctors killed in airstrike on Libya hospital

    At least five doctors lost their lives after an air raid by Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) targeted a hospital in the southern outskirts of Libya's capital Tripoli, an official from the UN-recognised government of the war-ravaged country said on Sunday.

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