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Libya: The Battle for Benghazi: Increasing Fragmentation

Two years after Khalifa Haftar plunged Benghazi into war with the launch of his Operation Dignity, fighting continues between the forces that have joined the operation and their opponents, with the latter driven into a handful of districts after a major Dignity push in February enabled it to seize several neighborhoods. Despite Dignity propaganda that Benghazi had been “liberated,” we anticipate that the fighting will continue for some time yet, particularly as fresh divides and groups have emerged on both sides, raising the specter of a multilateral conflict.


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