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UN diplomats confirm Russian paramilitary troops are fighting in Libya backing Gen Haftar

After reports first emerged saying troops from a Russian paramilitary organization are fighting in Libya, United Nations diplomats now confirm these reports, adding they are backing Eastern Libya’s strongman Khalifa Haftar. Moscow denies deploying the fighters, who are believed to be members of the so-called Wagner group, whose owner is thought to have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, as FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Armen Georgian explains.

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