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Egypt criticizes plan to integrate militias into Libyan army

Egypt has raised concerns about a Libyan plan to integrate militias into its military establishment after unification, arguing that doing so could undermine security and stability in both countries.
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Egypt has renewed its support for the Libyan National Army. LNA commander Khalifa Hifter went to Cairo March 16 and met with Egyptian officials to update Cairo on the latest developments in the talks of the Libyan Joint Military Commission to unify the Libyan military establishment and remove mercenaries. 

Hifter also shared plans to integrate armed groups and militias into the Libyan military institution following its unification, which began March 24 with the dismantling of the militias and selecting figures from them to join the military establishment.

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