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Misrata’s militias to join the “Libyan army”

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 30 January 2017: Misrata military council (MMC) has announced that all militias operating under its control will now join the Central Military Zone of “the Libyan Army”. This refers to the forces in much the west of Libya that currently support the Presidency Council, rather than the Libyan National Army [...]

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Misrata Military Council warns NOC over links to LNA

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 7 January 2016: Misrata Military Council (MMC) has called on the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to reconsider its relationship with the Libyan National Army and Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter. It says that the eastern oil ports could be used as a military base for Haftar’s forces. If NOC did not [...]

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LNA aircraft targets Misrata delegation visiting Jufra airbase; Misrata military council head among injured

By Libya Herald reporter. Benghazi, 3 January 2017: Misrata military council spokesperson Ibrahim Beitelmal is reported to be among a six people of seriously injured when a Libya National Army (LNA) MiG fighter targeted a group of people who had flown into Jufra airbase today from Tripoli on board a C-130 military transporter.

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Fears grow in Tripoli despite Misrata/Zintan rejection of military action

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli/Misrata, 19 December 2016: There is growing public concern in Tripoli that statements from Misrata and Zinatan military councils rejecting military action in Tripoli could in fact result in fighting in the city. Zintan military council issued a statement last week saying that it would not be involved in any military [...]

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Saudi Arabia, U.S. play down reports of curbs on military support

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and the United States on Sunday played down media reports that Washington had decided to limit military support, including planned arms sales to the kingdom, over its war in Yemen.

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Saudi Arabia denies U.S. moves to curb military support over Yemen

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir denied on Sunday reports that the United States had decided to limit military support, including a planned arms sale, to the kingdom.

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Turkish jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, kill at least 20: military

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes have pounded Islamic State targets in northern Syria in the last 24 hours, killing at least 20 militants, the military said in a statement on Saturday.

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Turkish car bomb attack kills 13 soldiers, wounds 48: military

ANKARA (Reuters) - Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 were wounded in a car bomb attack on a bus transporting off-duty personnel in the Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, the military said in a statement.

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Philippines’ Duterte tells U.S. to prepare to leave the country

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the United States on Saturday to prepare for the eventual repeal of a military deal that allows Washington to deploy troops and equipment for exercises in the country.

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Thai PM defends cyber controls as censorship concerns rise

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday defended a decision to amend a cyber-crime law to increase the military government's ability to remove online content as authorities seeks to tighten control on dissent.

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