On 17 January, it was reported that charges have been laid by Egyptian prosecutors against three Egyptian nationals accused of joining terrorist groups in Libya. Two of the defendants are at large, while one is in custody in Egypt. They are accused of holding leadership positions in al-Murabitoun and membership of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s Libya Branch). The detainee …

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On 15 January, the UNSC approved Jan Kubis as the new SRSG and Head of UNSMIL to replace Stephanie Williams. On 19 January, UNSMIL announced that the LPDF has agreed on a mechanism for selecting the reformed PC and new executive authority in Libya.

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On 12 January, the GNA’s Defence Minister reportedly sign so-called ‘code of honour’ agreement with the GNA’s Chief of Staff, and the commanders of the GNA’s western, central and Tripoli military zones. This step is meant to quiet otherwise rising intra-Tripolitanian militia tensions. On 18 January, the Head of the GNA appointed the leaders of the ‘Stability Support Apparatus’, a new entity to undertake operations related to national security issues.

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