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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military believes a Russian introduction of warplanes into Libya may not tip the balance in its stalemated civil war but could further help Moscow eventually secure a geostrategic stronghold in North Africa, a U.S. general said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A man walks in a deserted street in the Old Souq, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the holy month of Ramadan in Tripoli, Libya April 29, 2020. Picture taken April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ayman al-Sahili. Russian military personnel have delivered 14 MiG 29 and Su-24 fighter jets to the Libyan National Army’s Jufra air base, the U.S. military says, despite denials from the LNA and a Russian member of parliament. Full story

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