21/08/2020 – CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has directed the army to maintain the highest levels of preparedness and combat readiness to protect Egypt’s national security.
During a meeting with various senior military personnel, the president directed them to continue to maintain combat readiness to carry out any tasks entrusted to them, in light of the current challenges in the region. Continuer à lire … « El-Sisi calls on army to be prepared amid Libya crisis »
By Alaa Thabet
08/08/2020 – At the time when Egypt is readying to vote for its new upper parliamentary chamber, the lower house has been keeping a close eye on two major national security threats that have posed grave challenges to the government: the expected shortage in the water supply because of the intransigent stance taken by Addis Ababa on its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and Turkey’s interference in Libya. Continuer à lire … « INTERVIEW – Egypt faces unprecedented challenges from Libya, Ethiopia: Parliament speaker »
07/08/2020 – Egypt and Greece on Thursday signed a maritime deal that sets the sea boundary between the two countries and demarcates an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights. Continuer à lire … « Egypt, Greece sign maritime deal to counter Libya-Turkey one »
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 »
by Irina Tsukerman | The Algemeiner
28/07/2020 – Several reports (most recently in Makor Rishon) have been published on Libyan National Army (LNA) outreach toward Israel. The LNA makes the point that Libyans and Israel have common foes in Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Syrian mercenaries, and the militias affiliated with the Islamist Government of National Accord (GNA). The LNA posits that it can work together with Israel to thwart the expansion of a hostile Islamist network in North Africa. Continuer à lire … « Will Israel Find Itself Facing Down Iran, Turkey, and the US in Libya? »
27/07/2020 – Turkey’s newly-signed military agreement with Niger signals Ankara’s interest in maintaining a foothold in the oil rich, war-torn country of Libya next door, The New Khalij reported on Friday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with President of Niger Mahamadou in Niger on July 21st, when the pair signed a military agreement and discussed the effects of the ongoing war in Libya on their respective countries. Continuer à lire … « Turkey’s military pact with Niger securing foothold in neighbouring Libya – The New Khalij »
23/07/2020 – The drums of war on the Libyan-Egyptian border are not beating in the way we are familiar with. Their echo is resonating everywhere in the world. Although not conventional, these drums of war are growing louder and louder.
Last month, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi warned of the readiness of his country’s army to intervene both within and outside its borders, in a clear reference to the conflict in neighboring Libya. By saber-rattling on Egypt’s western border with Libya, El-Sisi wanted to send clear and strong messages to all: The Egyptian forces are ready to enter any confrontation, and with any party, in order to protect Egypt’s national security. Continuer à lire … « Egypt’s strong military message to Turkey, Tunisia »
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 »
17/07/2020 – Ankara supports the Government of National Accord, led by Fayez as-Sarraj, that controls the west of Libya, and Cairo supports the House of Representatives, which, in turn, controls the east of the country, and backs Libyan National Army / Khalifa Haftar.
The Sirte-El-Jufra axis became, on the one hand, the border of this division to the east and west, on the other, a red line potentially capable of causing a military clash between Turkey and Egypt… And Germany, which organized the Berlin Conference, insists on so that the Sirte-El Jufra axis becomes a « demilitarized zone ». It is clear that this will mean the acceptance of the de facto partition of Libya. Continuer à lire … « Why Erdogan needs Russian presence in Libya? »