France rejects Libya’s ‘unfounded’ claim it supports militia leader Khalifa Haftar
19 April 2019 | 12:00 pm
Libya has halted security cooperation with France after accusing Paris of supporting military strongman Khalifa Haftar. France has denied the claims, insisting it wants a political solution in Libya.
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As of Thursday, the Libyan Red Crescent said that 11,300 people have been killed, and a further 10,100 are reported missing. However, local officials suggested that the death toll could be much higher than announced. People look for survivors in Derna, Libya, Wednesday, Sept.13, 2023.Yousef Murad/Copyright 2023 The AP.
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