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Intel: Top general joins US diplomats in urging Libya’s reunification

AFRICOM's commander talked partnership opportunities with military officials in Tripoli last week, but Libyans must first bridge their divisions with nationwide elections.
Libya's President Mohammad Younes Menfi (L) is pictured as he reviews a guard of honor during his meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Bellevue presidential palace, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 1, 2021.

The top commander of US forces in Africa paid a surprise visit to Tripoli last week to sit down with officials from both sides of Libya’s conflict.

Gen. Stephen Townsend accompanied US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland in meetings with interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, head of the presidency council Mohammad Younes Menfi and army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed Haddad.

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