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Multiple foreign armed groups involved in Libya conflict: United Nations

United NATIONS: Multiple armed groups from Sudan and Chad were involved in the conflict in Libya this year, according to a UN report published on Tuesday, which did not mention the presence of Russian fighters recently noted by the media.
Russia has denied reports that several hundred mercenaries are supporting military strongman Khalifa Haftar who launched an April offensive to seize the capital of Tripoli from armed groups backing the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).
The report named five Sudanese and four Chadian armed groups that it said had contributed several thousand combatants to both sides of the conflict. But a diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it is “an open secret that large numbers of Russian mercenaries are fighting in Libya.”
The reason they were not mentioned in the document is because their activities have “largely taken place since the cut-off date for compiling the report,” he said. (AFP)

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