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.
Continuer à lire … « Sudanese militias play instrumental role in Libya’s conflict »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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) »
11/09/2019 – The Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, asserted that operations in the capital, Tripoli, will continue until it is freed from militias, meanwhile, his forces announced they killed over 200 pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) armed militants in recent clashes. Continuer à lire … « Libya: LNA Announces Death of 200 Members of Sarraj Forces in 3 Days »
04/09/2019 – Tripoli’s only functioning airport, Mitiga Airport, was officially shut down on Sunday by Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority after it was hit by missiles again late Saturday. UNSMIL had reported that this was the seventh occasion since the end of July 2019 that Mitiga airport was hit by what it called ‘‘indiscriminate shelling’’. Continuer à lire … « Mitiga airport remains closed, flights transferred to Misrata, LNA denies responsibility for its bombing »