Italy, Qatar and Turkey in Libya


Author: Giovanni Giacalone / Pravda Report

11/01/2021 – On Friday, January 8th the GNA leader Fayez al-Sarraj met with an Italian government delegation led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio; the official meeting took place in Palazzo Chigi.

The visit occurred during a very complicated phase for Libya as violence between the GNA and the LNA is about to erupt once again, and Serraj very likely travelled to Rome with the objective of asking the Italian government for more support. Continuer à lire … « Italy, Qatar and Turkey in Libya »

LNA: Turkey Delivering Military Gear to Militias through Commercial Vessels


28/07/2020 – Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari accused on Monday Turkey of delivering military equipment through commercial vessels to militias loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA).

In televised remarks, he added that Turkey was using American-made tanks and the Hawk missile system on Libyan territories.

The first condition for reaching a ceasefire in Libya is Turkey’s complete withdrawal from the country, he added.

Moreover, Ankara is exploiting the current lull in fighting to bring in more mercenaries to the country, he continued.

Asharq Al-Awsat

Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali) | Photo: Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari. (Reuters)

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 »

Turkey’s military pact with Niger securing foothold in neighbouring Libya – The New Khalij

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 »

Russian, UAE top diplomats discuss situation in Libya, development of bilateral ties

18/07/2020 – Settlement of the conflict in Libya and further strengthening of bilateral ties were among the topics discussed by Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov of Russia and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday after their telephone conversation. »The two countries’ foreign ministers discussed current issues of further strengthening of comprehensive Russian-UAE ties, » the ministry said. « Special attention was focused on issues of practical implementation of agreements reached during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state visit to Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2019, and other bilateral top-level contacts. » Continuer à lire … « Russian, UAE top diplomats discuss situation in Libya, development of bilateral ties »

Why Erdogan needs Russian presence in Libya?

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? »

Libyan official rejects Egypt’s intervention threats

A senior Libyan official on Friday Egypt’s president over recent threats to intervene militarily and arm tribes in the country.

Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said on Twitter that his country would not accept steps « to undermine [Libyan] sovereignty or bypass the legitimate government. » Continuer à lire … « Libyan official rejects Egypt’s intervention threats »

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 »

Libya – Joint Force issues armed groups a two-day warning to evacuate southern Tripoli

15/07/2020 – The Joint Force, affiliated with the Libyan Army, has given a 48-hour warning to all armed groups in the Salah Al-Din Road, Sidra Road and Al-Shouk Road areas, south of Tripoli, to evacuate residential homes, rest houses and various civilian buildings such as hospitals, ministries, colleges and companies.

The Joint Force demanded on its official site, that the armed groups occupying those areas go to the Second Brigade Camp, informing the offenders that it would take all necessary measures against them, should they choose to ignore this warning.

Libya Observer

Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali)

Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar

15/07/2020 – Haftar says his forces were preparing for ‘major battle’ near Sirte, al-Jufra.

The Libyan army said Wednesday it has spotted the dispatch of military supplies from Egypt to the city of Tobruk in northeastern Libya. Continuer à lire … « Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar »