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Maas warns 'consequences' over Libya arms deliveries
dw.com on MSN.com - 2/27/2020 7:28:00 AM
Despite a weapons embargo, some countries are continuing to send weapons to war-torn Libya. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas threatened these countries with "consequences." Countries continuing to send arms to Libya will face "consequences,

Erdogan says two Turkish troops killed in Libya
Al Jazeera English - 2/25/2020 4:47:00 PM
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said two Turkish troops have been killed in Libya where they back the UN-recognised government in the North African state's conflict. Turkey provides military support to the Government of National Accord (GNA), which is based in the capital, Tripoli. Since April, the city has been under an assault by forces ...

Losses from Libya's oil shutdown surpass $2 billion
The Telegraph - 2/26/2020 2:43:00 PM
Financial losses over a protracted blockade of Libya's vital oil fields and ports have rapidly swelled, surpassing $2 billion on Tuesday, the country's National Oil Corporation said. Oil supplies have become a major point of conflict between rival governments in the war-torn country.

Arabs Flex Muscles and Talk as Erdogan Ups Ante in Libya’s War
Bloomberg on MSN.com - 2/27/2020 3:00:00 AM
The black smoke billowing from Tripoli’s port as rival Libyan officials sat down for peace talks carried an unmistakable message to far-off Cairo and Abu Dhabi. Shelling the facility was eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar’s way of making clear he wouldn’t let diplomacy in Europe halt his efforts to prevent Libya’s internationally recognized government securing military assistance from its new Turkish ally.

Libya conflict: Turkey confirms first soldiers killed
BBC - 2/25/2020 5:39:00 PM
Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Libya, the first casualties the nation has confirmed since it sent troops to the oil-rich state. "We have two martyrs in Libya," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, without giving further details. Last month, Turkey sent soldiers and Syrian fighters to Libya to bolster the UN-backed government in Tripoli.

UN: Libya's warring sides agree to cement cease-fire deal
ABC - 2/24/2020 6:10:00 PM
GENEVA -- The U.N. mission in Libya said Monday that the country’s warring sides had agreed to turn a shaky cease-fire into a formal deal, stirring modest hopes after weeks of sporadic violence that derailed negotiations. As the latest round of U.N.-mediated talks between rival military leaders wrapped up in Geneva, both sides reached a draft ...

Erdogan Confirms First Turkish Soldier Deaths in Libya
Voice of America - 2/25/2020 8:38:00 PM
ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Tuesday the deaths of two Turkish soldiers in Libya, where Ankara has military forces in support of the internationally-backed government in Tripoli. Word of the losses comes as the Turkish opposition steps up pressure against Erdogan's Libya policy. "We have two martyrs there in Libya ...

Turkey says 2 Turkish soldiers killed in Libya
ABC - 2/25/2020 1:13:00 PM
ANKARA, Turkey -- Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in fighting in Libya, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday as he also defended Ankara's move to also send Syrian opposition fighters to the North African country. Erdogan's remarks followed reports that as many as 16 Turkish soldiers may have been killed in the fighting in ...

Libya's warring sides pull out of Geneva peace talks
Al Jazeera English - 2/24/2020 9:54:00 PM
Representatives from Libya's warring sides have suspended their participation in United Nations-sponsored peace talks aimed at bringing an end to more than 10 months of fighting. The move came despite assurances by a spokesperson for the world governing body that negotiations would still go ahead. Ahmaida Erouhma, who leads the eastern side's ...

Draft Ceasefire Agreement, 'More Hope' For Lasting Ceasefire In Libya: Long SCO
Seeking Alpha - 2/27/2020 1:48:00 AM
Libya's oil production was cut by 1 million barrels per day to just 120,000 b/d due to a conflict. On February 24th, a draft ceasefire agreement was reached. The UN called for the parties to ...