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Libya: Haftar’s army of foreign mercenaries growing

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, who attempted to capture the capital Tripoli and was defeated, has stepped up efforts to recruit members of gangs, militias accused of genocide and Russian-backed...

Haftar even rejected Moscow peace initiative: Libya

ISTANBUL Libya on Thursday reiterated its commitment to achieve peace, in remarks to Russia, pointing out to the Kremlin how warlord Khalifa Haftar has even rebuffed its own peace proposals. In...

UN: Foreign interference at 'new phase' in Libya

ANKARA  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday the conflict in Libya has entered a "new phase" due to increased foreign interference in the country. "The conflict has entered a new phase,...

Libya 'will respond' to airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI Libya will respond to recent overnight airstrikes on strategically important Al-Watiya airbase, said Libya’s deputy defense minister Sunday. Writing on social media, Salah Al-Namroush said the airstrikes by foreign fighter...

Libya: Unidentified planes bomb Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya Unidentified warplanes carried out airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase west of the capital Tripoli, said a Libyan military source on Sunday.  The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due...

‘Turkey's presence in Libya to do whatever int’l law requires’

TRIPOLI Turkey's presence in Libya is to do whatever the international law and justice require, the Turkish defense minister said on Saturday. "Turkey is together with the Libyan brothers. No one...

US warns Haftar over Wagner group, oil supply in Libya

ANKARA The US has warned the Libyan National Army (LNA) that its affiliation with a Russian paramilitary force and perpetuation of the oil shutdown contradict the interests of Washington and...

ANALYSIS – Growing number of mercenaries to Sirte deepens conflict in Libya

The writer is a researcher at the TRT World Research Centre ISTANBUL  Over the past two months, there has been a drastic change on the ground in Libya as forces loyal...

Turkish defense minister, military chief visit Libya

TRIPOLI Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler on Friday visited Libya to review the activities carried out under a memorandum of understanding between...

Turkey accuses France of committing crimes in Libya

ANKARA  Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Friday accused France of committing crimes in civil war-torn Libya. “France has committed crimes in Libya,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the Justice and Development...

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