Libya arrests Daesh/ISIS cell west of Tripoli

06/07/2020 – Libyan forces have dismantled a Daesh/ISIS cell in Az-Zawiyah city, west of the capital Tripoli, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. A ministry statement said the cell was planning “to carry out terrorist attacks and plots to harm security and stability and spread chaos in the country”. Continuer à lire … « Libya arrests Daesh/ISIS cell west of Tripoli »

NATO’s limits exposed by Turkey-France spat over Libya war

06/07/2020 – A simmering spat between Turkey and France over the Libyan conflict is exposing NATO’s limited ability to maintain order and cooperation in its ranks, Associated Press reported on Sunday. Continuer à lire … « NATO’s limits exposed by Turkey-France spat over Libya war »

Russia increases flights to eastern Libya

Itamilradar, a website that tracks military flights, said it had tracked several flights operated by Russian Air Force aircraft to eastern Libya.

The website added that up to eight flights per day have been registered since February, all operated via Latakia, Syria.

The aircraft used were Tupolev Tu-134, Tu-154 and Ilyushin Il-76.

The website also tracked a Syrian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 flying from Syria to Libya on Tuesday.

Both Russia and Syria are strong backers of warlord Khalifa Haftar.

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Turkey visits Arab allies to deepen security cooperation #Libya

04/07/2020 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and high-ranking officials from his cabinet visited regional allies in Doha and Tripoli in the past two days, strengthening security ties with both governments. Continuer à lire … « Turkey visits Arab allies to deepen security cooperation #Libya »

Syrian and Russian aircraft monitored at Libyan airbase operated by the UAE

Air traffic monitoring websites have reported the arrival of cargo planes from Russia and Syria at a Libyan airbase operated by the United Arab Emirates. The reports coincide with accusations made by a former UN envoy that the international body is being hypocritical in its handling of the Libyan crisis. Continuer à lire … « Syrian and Russian aircraft monitored at Libyan airbase operated by the UAE »

Greek FM Dendias discusses “delimitation of maritime zones” with Libya

01/07/2020 – Greece discussed on the delimitation of maritime zones Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias revealed on Wednesday after meeting with Aquila Saleh, the President of the Libyan House of Representatives, in Tobruk. Continuer à lire … « Greek FM Dendias discusses “delimitation of maritime zones” with Libya »

Erdogan’s Syrian mercenaries: who is fighting for Turkish interests in Libya

27/06/2020 – In December 2019, Turkey signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of defense and security with the Tripolitan Government of National Accord, and from that moment, Ankara has been actively involved in the Libyan conflict.

The first reports of Turkey recruiting mercenaries for the Libyan conflict on the side of the PNS appeared in December 2019, when a party of militants supported by Turkey’s “Syrian National Army” (SNA) arrived at training camps in Turkey. They were recruited in the areas of the Turkish operations Euphrates Shield, Olive Branch and Source of Peace. Continuer à lire … « Erdogan’s Syrian mercenaries: who is fighting for Turkish interests in Libya »

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) »

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 »

Mercenaries Turkey sent to Libya are seeking refuge in Europe

21/01/2020 – On Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s orders, the Turkish state has been deploying its mercenaries from Syria to Libya. The Syrian mercenaries used primarily in the occupation of Afrin in Rojava have been sent to Libya in order to support the Tripoli-based government under the prime ministry of Fayez al-Sarraj. Continuer à lire … « Mercenaries Turkey sent to Libya are seeking refuge in Europe »