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It’s Syrian vs. Syrian in Libya

Mohammad Abu al-Saar, a mechanic at a car repair shop in Homs, Syria, was detained and tortured by the country’s ruling regime, like thousands of other protesters, in one of its dungeons. (His name is changed in this article at his request.) The day he was released, he picked up a weapon to seek revenge, guard his city, and usher ...

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Wagner, shadowy Russian military group, ‘fighting in Libya’

They have been supporting renegade general Khalifa Haftar’s battle against the Tripoli-based government, it says. Since 2014, Libya has been split between areas controlled by the sides. Wagner is believed to have been involved in conflicts in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere. The Russian government denies any state involvement in the militant group. Who are Russia’s shadowy Wagner mercenaries? What are ...

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Report: Child soldiers deployed to Libya by Turkish-backed Syrian National Army

Factions of the Turkish-backed opposition Syrian National Army are recruiting minors to fight in Libya, according to a report laying out in exhaustive detail Turkey’s use of Syrian rebels to prop up Libya’s Government of National Accord. The 40-page document, prepared by Syrians for Truth and Justice and shared exclusively with Al-Monitor, cites sources on the ground in Syria and in Libya ...

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Libya calls for probe of Operation IRINI

Libya’s prime minister called for a comprehensive investigation Wednesday into the European Union’s military initiative to monitor a UN arms embargo on the country. Fayez al-Sarraj reiterated that his country opposes Operation IRINI in a phone call with Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement Libya opposes the operation because it falls short ...

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Malta vetoes spending for EU’s Libya mission

Malta has formally given notice to the EU that it will no longer commit any military assets to Operation Irini, a naval mission launched by the EU to enforce an arms embargo on Libya, local media reported on Friday. Speaking to a local newspaper — Times of Malta — a senior government source said Malta would also be using its ...

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Egypt’s Covid-19 rates decreased in the past few days

Despite the fact, that there are certain tests that are supposed to be done to know the COVID-19 cases, the  Health Minister Stated that the infection rates in Egypt became 36 cases for each 1 million persons according to statistics, which is a small figure compared to the international infection rate that hit 335.5 for each 1 million persons. Zayed ...

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Hundreds of Tunisians stranded in Libya cross border

IOM chief says Tunisians used force to cross border while Tunisian interior ministry says authorities let them in. Hundreds of Tunisians, stranded in war-wracked Libya for weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, have crossed back into their country, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Tunisia’s interior ministry said. IOM’s chief of mission in Libya, Federico Soda, confirmed in a tweet that ...

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Why Iran is still attacking American troops during the pandemic

Iran is using the United States as a scapegoat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Iran has been decimated by the spread of the novel coronavirus, with more than 83,000 diagnosed cases and 5,200 deaths as of April 20 — at least according to official figures, which are likely much lower than the real numbers. One official from the country’s medical council estimates that the total ...

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Iraq Resists Iranian Pressure to Reopen Border Closed to Slow Covid-19

With the coronavirus raging in Iran, a push to distance their country from their neighbor has gained broader appeal in Iraq. Truck by truck, border post by border post, a power struggle is unfolding between Iraq and Iran over when to reopen the frontier between the two countries, which Iraq closed five weeks ago to limit the spread of the ...

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America’s Abandonment of Syria

By the time Turkey invaded northern Syria, in October, the Ain Issa refugee camp—twenty miles south of the Turkish border—resembled a small city. In recent years, some fourteen thousand people had moved there, displaced by isis, Russian and American air strikes, or the repressive regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The camp had evolved from a few tents in a muddy field into ...

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