Intense fighting rocks Libya as new battle erupts for airbase

25/03/2020 – An intense bombardment shook Tripoli through the night and a new battle erupted at an airbase outside the capital, hours after Libya reported its first case of coronavirus and despite U.N. calls for ceasefires around the world during the epidemic. Continuer à lire … « Intense fighting rocks Libya as new battle erupts for airbase »

Four Turkish soldiers and a mercenary leader killed in Libya

23/03/2020 – Libyan National Army (LNA) forces responded to an attack by Turkish forces in the capital, Tripoli, and destroyed an ACV-15 Turkish armored vehicle.

“We offered the enemies the armored vehicle and corpses, but they refused to receive them, claiming those inside the Turkish vehicle are not Libyans,” Libyan National Army spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said. Continuer à lire … « Four Turkish soldiers and a mercenary leader killed in Libya »

Sudanese militias play instrumental role in Libya’s conflict

18/01/2020- Ahead of fresh talks in Berlin this weekend to broker a peace deal for Libya, a key issue on the table will be the divisive influence of foreign militias and actors. The fall of Omar al-Bashir’s regime in Sudan has been particularly destabilising, explain Nina Pouls and Umberto Profazio.
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Arab League calls for foreign interference prevention in Libya after Turkey accords

02/01/2020 – The Arab League called has called for prevention against foreign interference in war-torn Libya following military and maritime agreements signed by Turkey and Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Arab League calls for foreign interference prevention in Libya after Turkey accords »

Egypt, Russia Reject Foreign Intervention in Libya

26/12/2019 – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reiterated on Thursday his support for the Libyan National Army (LNA) which has launched an offensive to take over Tripoli from militias backing the Government of National Accord (GNA). Continuer à lire … « Egypt, Russia Reject Foreign Intervention in Libya »

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 »

Russia’s Involvement in Libya is a Case Study in Failed Interventionism and Mercenary War (Opinion)

10/10/2019 – On September 9, Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) carried out a series of targeted air strikes on forces aligned with Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).

The casualties recorded from these strikes revealed that Mr Haftar has been looking far further East than Tobruk in his search for military support. Amongst the recorded dead were 8 Russian fighters linked to Wagner PMC, an infamous Russian private military contractor which has allegedly sent hundreds to fight in Libya. Continuer à lire … « Russia’s Involvement in Libya is a Case Study in Failed Interventionism and Mercenary War (Opinion) »