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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 Groups aligned with the self-declared “government” of Khalifa Ghwell have withdrawn from certain areas, and forces aligned with or ambivalent towards the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have expanded their control.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

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Libya: Zintan’s Place in Libya’s New Order

From late 2011 until summer 2014, the small mountain town of Zintan enjoyed outsized influence in western Libya, considering its population of only 50,000. The town’s influence was mainly due to what Zintani militias controlled in Tripoli, including the international airport and other strategic sites they seized after entering the capital as it fell to