Turkey hangs tough on Libya

11 June 2020 — Indian Punchline

By M.K. Bhadrakumar

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C), flanked by Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar (R) and the Libyan Parliament speaker Aguila Saleh (L) announced a road map to end the fighting in Libya, Cairo, June 6, 2020

The series of debilitating military setbacks that Libya’s renegade general Khalifa Haftar suffered in the recent weeks have spurred diplomatic activities over the conflict in the country. But the war is far from over.

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Libyan War Escalates as Regional Powers Attempt to Gain Stronger Influence

1 June, 2020 — Global Research

Alarms are sounding in Europe as Turkey, Russia and Arab states could potentially agree on shared influence in Libya, and therefore the entirety of the eastern Mediterranean, according to some experts. This comes as European states have no influence over the war in Libya despite it occurring on its southern doorstep and Turkey, Russia and Arab states continue to gain influence.

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Backing the Wrong Horseman

29 April 2020 — Craig Murray

Nobody knows how many people died as a result of the UK/US Coalition of Death led destruction of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and, by proxy, Syria and Yemen. Nobody even knows how many people western forces themselves killed directly. That is a huge number, but still under 10% of the total. To add to that you have to add those who died in subsequent conflict engendered by the forced dismantling of the state the West disapproved of. Some were killed by western proxies, some by anti-western forces, and some just by those reverting to ancient tribal hostility and battle for resources into which the country had been regressed by bombing.

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Which target after Syria? by Thierry Meyssan

10 March 2020 — Voltaire Network

Events in the “Broader Middle East” since 2001 have followed a relentless logic. The current question is whether the time has come for a new war in Turkey or Saudi Arabia. The answer depends in particular on the resumption of hostilities in Libya. It is in this context that the Additional Protocol negotiated by Presidents Erdoğan and Putin to resolve the Idleb crisis must be interpreted.

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US gatecrashes into Libyan endgame. But Russia stands in the way By M.K. Bhadrakumar

29 November 2019 — Indian Punchline

Libya’s strongman Khalifa Belqasim Haftar visits Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov off Libyan coast, January 2017. File photo.

The United States has alleged that Russia’s presence in Libya is having an “incredibly destabilising” impact. Washington is stepping out of the shade and making way to the centre stage of the Libyan conflict.

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How the West’s War in Libya Has Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries By Mark Curtis

6 May 2019 — Global Research – Middle East Eye

The true extent of the fall-out from the Libya war is remarkable: it has spurred terrorism in Europe, Syria, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa

Eight years on from Nato’s war in Libya in 2011, as the country enters a new phase in its conflict, I have taken stock of the number of countries to which terrorism has spread as a direct product of that war.

The number is at least 14. The legacy of David Cameron’s, Nicolas Sarkozy’s and Barack Obama’s overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been gruesomely felt by Europeans and Africans.

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Libya Newslinks 24 April 2019

24 April 2019 — The New Dark Age

Terrorists in Libya try to carry out expansion to neighboring countries, Lavrov says

Large Military Reinforcements Join the Libyan National Army in the Battle to Liberate Tripoli from Militias

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Libya And The Scramble For Africa By Christopher Black

14 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook


North Africa is in turmoil again and the cause of it can be found in the plots of the Europeans and Americans to break nations states into pieces in order to control the oil and gas producing areas of the region and in the plots of against each other. In Libya the CIA trained General Haftar has begun yet another offensive against the weak UN imposed government based in Tripoli, the Government of National Accord, whose forces are weak, which has little support among the people and which has not succeeded in restoring any of the public services, from electric power and water supply to transportation to medical, education, or other administrative systems that existed under the government of the Jamarahiya Republic destroyed by the NATO aggression of 2011.

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Military Situation In Libya On April 9, 2019 (Map Update)

10 April 2019 — South FRONT

  • Forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) recaptured Tripoli Airport and Swani from the Libyan National Army (LNA). Clashes in the area are ongoing as the LNA attempts to fend off the GNA counter-attack;
  • LNA warplanes bombed a military runway of Tripoli’s Mitiga airport;
  • LNA units kicked off an offensive to enricle the city of Sirte controlled by pro-GNA forces;
  • A group of ISIS terrorists supported by 13 vehicles attacked al-Fougaha, killing 3 people who were recently freed from Ghaduwah. ISIS members also set fire to the Municipal Police HQ and three houses.

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Battlefield Libya: Fruits of US-NATO Regime Change By Tony Cartalucci

10 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

 Libya is back in the news, as fighting escalates around the capital, Tripoli

Forces under the control of Khalifa Haftar – a former Libyan general under the government of Muammar Qaddafi – turned opposition during the 2011 US-led NATO intervention – turned “opposition” again against the UN-backed “Government of National Accord” (GNA) seated in Tripoli – have most recently reached Tripoli’s airport.

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Libya Newslinks 9 April 2019

9 April 2019 23:20 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

On its 70th Birthday, NATO Trembles from Within

Libya: From the Tribes of the Central and Southern Regions

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Libya File – 1 9 April 2019

9 April 2019 — 

  • Haftar’s Libyan National Army gains control of Yarmuk military camp
  • Battle for Tripoli is proceeding according to the operational plan, says LNA
  • LNA declares a no-fly zone over the western Libya
  • GNA vice president resigns
  • French President, GNA Prime Minister discuss Tripoli offensive
  • France of being behind Libya’s Tripoli war, accuses EU Parliament president
  • Paris reiterates support to GNA
  • Unmanageable situation waiting
  • Libya’s only functioning airport closed
  • U.S. oil rises to highest point since Halloween

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