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Libya: Balance of Tripoli Militias Could Shift in Haftar’s Favor

Recent fighting in Tripoli has yet again caused the city’s militia dynamics to shift. Groups aligned with the self-declared “government” of Khalifa Ghwell have withdrawn from certain areas, and forces aligned with or ambivalent towards the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have expanded their control. The GNA’s Presidential Guard, which had been struggling to assert itself, flexed its muscles by taking over the Tripoli International Airport (which is still being rebuilt after its destruction in militia fighting in summer 2014).

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