UAE-Turkish Rivalry Wreaks Regional Havoc In Libya And Syria – Analysis (by James R. Dorsey)

24/05/2020 – The Saudi-Iranian dispute may dominate headlines but a similar rivalry between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates is equally wreaking havoc in the Middle East and North Africa.

While Saudi Arabia may in some ways have a leg up on Iran, Turkey and the UAE are at a virtual draw. Continuer à lire … « UAE-Turkish Rivalry Wreaks Regional Havoc In Libya And Syria – Analysis (by James R. Dorsey) »

Libya’s intelligence chief dies of heart attack

10/05/2020 – Libyan intelligence chief Abdul Qader al-Tuhami died of a heart attack at his home in the capital Tripoli on Sunday, according to a local security source.

The Libyan government has yet to confirm al-Tuhami’s death.

Al-Tuhami had served as an officer in the external security service under late ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

In April 2017, he was appointed by Libya’s Presidential Council as head of the intelligence service.

Anadolu Agency

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Turkish A400Ms deliver medical supplies to South Africa, return with munitions

10/05/2020 – Turkish Air Force A400M Atlas transport aircraft have been flying to and from South Africa over the last several days, delivering donated medical equipment and returning with munitions from Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM). Continuer à lire … « Turkish A400Ms deliver medical supplies to South Africa, return with munitions »

Russian, Syrian co-operating moving militia to Libya – claim

10/05/2020 – The US does not support the offensive byLibya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to move militia fighters and equipment to Libya, senior US officials said. Continuer à lire … « Russian, Syrian co-operating moving militia to Libya – claim »

Algerian Military Conducts Live Ammunition Exercise Near Morocco’s Border

09/05/2020 – The chief of the Algerian armed forces, General Said Chengriha, attended a military exercise of his army near the Moroccan border. The timing and location of the exercise, as well as the use of live ammunition, raise many questions about the motives behind Chengriha’s visit. Continuer à lire … « Algerian Military Conducts Live Ammunition Exercise Near Morocco’s Border »

Russia / Libya – US: Moscow’s position strengthened by presence of Wagner in Libya

09/05/2020 – The United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Maghreb and Egypt, Henry Wooster, said that the US is seeking to end the conflict in Libya and return to political dialogue. Continuer à lire … « Russia / Libya – US: Moscow’s position strengthened by presence of Wagner in Libya »

Scoop: Turkish Intelligence Chief Visits Libya

09/05/2020 – Turkish Intelligence Chief Hakan Fidan and officials of the foreign missions of Turkish Intelligence visited Libya nearly a week ago to check on the developments there, according to sources. Continuer à lire … « Scoop: Turkish Intelligence Chief Visits Libya »