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Libya: Eastern Oil Ports Change Hands: A Blow to Haftar

The capture of Libya’s two key eastern oil ports at Ras Lanuf and Sidra near the end of last week by anti-Haftar forces served as reality check for those who may have bought into the pro-Haftar narrative in recent months. Since Haftar’s forces seized the oil crescent’s four terminals last September, using a strategy of

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Libya: The Russians Step In: Advantage Haftar

With the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in increasing disarray following the resignation of one of its deputy prime ministers, the last thing Western diplomats wanted was to see the GNA’s biggest opponent, the controversial Khalifa Haftar, get a further boost. Not only did that happen this week, but it came in the unexpected