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A soldier of the Libyan National Army (LNA) was killed in western Libya on Wednesday morning, the LNA’s 444th Combat Brigade announced today.

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Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh held talks on Wednesday with Presidential Council Chairman Mohamed al-Menfi about the latest dispute surrounding a number of Cyrenaica-based government officials who recently disavowed Dbeibeh.

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Security forces in Tripoli used “unnecessary and disproportionate” force to detain migrants, shooting dead some of those trying to escape, the UN human rights office has said as it demanded an inquiry into the violence.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is paying an official visit to Libya, the first of its kind since September 2011, during which he is likely to meet in Tripoli with the Head of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel Hamid Dbeibeh.
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Member of the Libyan Parliament Ziad Daghim commented on the statement of Cyrenaica officials that denounced Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh’s policies, stressing that there had been a series of steps since a while towards escalation and the loss of the gains that had been achieved, especially after the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) meeting and its success in forming a single authority in the country.
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Amnesty International said that Libyan security forces and militias in Tripoli have used unlawful lethal force and other violence in an unprecedented roundup of over 5,000 men, women and children from Sub-Saharan Africa and are holding them in horrid conditions where torture and sexual abuse are rampant.
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