PANEL: Congress pushes sanctions on Russia, Turkey over Libya

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Published on 29 Jul 2020, 19:30
A Congressional bill likely to pass committee review this week aims to compel President Trump to sanction Russia and Turkey over the ongoing power struggle in Libya and blunt Russia’s influence in North Africa. Rep. Ted Duetch (D-Florida) and Senator (D-Delaware) Chris Coons first floated versions of the bill last year. They claim Russian mercenaries are backing the Libyan National Army and its commander, Khalifa Haftar. Former UK MP George Galloway and investigative journalist and author Dan Lazare dive deeper into the story.

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