Israel secretly supports putschist Gen. Haftar in Libyan civil war

28/07/2020 – Israel’s presence in Libya has escaped most public knowledge, yet numerous media reports have revealed that Tel Aviv is covertly supporting eastern-based putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar in Libya against the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).

Israel views its support for Haftar as a tool to secure its own interests. However, Tel Aviv is keen to keep the relationship under wraps out of sensitivity of how Arab and Muslim public opinion would perceive its ally in the event his links with the Zionist state came to light – particularly vis-a-vis the putschist general’s Salafi and nationalist supporters in eastern Libya. Continuer à lire … « Israel secretly supports putschist Gen. Haftar in Libyan civil war »

Turkish, Egyptian intelligence services vie for influence in Libya

ANKARA/CAIRO – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared recently that his country’s intelligence work on Libyan soil was able to halt the ground progress of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) while security sources in Cairo told The Arab Weekly that Egyptian intelligence was aware of the smallest details of what was happening in the western side of Libya, which is controlled by the Turkey-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. Continuer à lire … « Turkish, Egyptian intelligence services vie for influence in Libya »

Egypt approves sending armed forces to fight outside western borders

21/07/2020 – Egypt’s parliament on Monday approved deploying the armed forces to combat militias outside the western borders.

A closed-doors session was held to discuss an important topic, according to what House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdelaal announced after the morning session ended. Continuer à lire … « Egypt approves sending armed forces to fight outside western borders »

Egypt: Parliament authorizes army to intervene in Libya

20/07/2020 – In a move likely to worsen tensions in North Africa, Egypt’s parliament on Monday approved a proposal authorizing military intervention in neighboring Libya, according to state media. Continuer à lire … « Egypt: Parliament authorizes army to intervene in Libya »

Libyan east-based tribal elders meet El Sisi to enlist Egypt’s military intervention

17/07/2020 – Pro-Haftar tribal elders and dignitaries met Thursday with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in Cairo in a meeting aimed at staging a military intervention by the Egyptian army in Libya to help raise the stakes of warlord Haftar in the Libyan conflict. Continuer à lire … « Libyan east-based tribal elders meet El Sisi to enlist Egypt’s military intervention »

Egypt executes Libyan terrorist Mesmary over Bahariya Oasis attack

28/06/2020 – Egyptian authorities on Saturday executed Libyan terrorist Abdel-Raheem al-Mesmary, 28, who was convicted and sentenced to capital punishment on November 2019 over the Bahariya Oasis attack on October 2017, which saw 16 security forces killed and 13 injured. Continuer à lire … « Egypt executes Libyan terrorist Mesmary over Bahariya Oasis attack »

Libya – LNA Fears Turkey Would Send Terrorists to Libya

11/10/2019 – The Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar has expressed fears that Turkey, which has launched an offensive on Kurds in northeast Syria, would transfer thousands of terrorists to Libya. Continuer à lire … « Libya – LNA Fears Turkey Would Send Terrorists to Libya »

Sudan denies ‘military cooperation’ with Turkey over port investment

2018/02/08- Sudan on Thursday denied any military cooperation with Turkey over a controversial port after a meeting with Egypt to ease months of diplomatic tensions.
“There is no intention to establish a Turkish base, not in Suakin, nor any place in Sudan,” Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Ghandour said in Cairo. Continuer à lire … « Sudan denies ‘military cooperation’ with Turkey over port investment »