The Libyan General Staff proposed to the Head of Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, as the Chief Commander of the Army, the formation of National Guard to contain the backup forces and to ensure Libya remains a civilian state.
The UAE has been trying to pressure the US to intervene in Libya in an effort to hinder the gains of the internationally-backed Government of National Accord which is backed by Turkey, a document obtained by TRT World revealed.
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala downplayed Tuesday the recent statements by French President Emmanuel Macron on Turkey’s role in Libya.
The office of the top Muslim cleric associated with Libya‘s Government of National Accord (GNA), issued a call to arms for all citizens against what is described as an upcoming “Russian invasion“.
The Libyan Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that it won’t allow mercenaries and criminal gangs to take advantage of oil fields and energy resources in Libya.
The Wall Street Journal quoted European officials as saying that Russian military personnel assisted Haftar militias in taking control of the Sharara Oil Field.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is a fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Texas. His research examines political, economic, and security trends in the Middle East and, in particular, the Gulf Cooperation Council states’ changing position within the global order.
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has broken up the years-long steady relationship with Khalifa Haftar and his forces in Libya, saying it is a wrong idea that the world thinks France backs up Haftar in the war-ravaged country.
A tribal leader in Libya’s oil-producing region on Monday indicated tribes there were ending a blockade on output and exports, saying “we opened the oil”, and have handed authority to Haftar’s forces to negotiate a restart in production with the “international community.”
Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar has sent thousands of foreign fighters to the frontlines of Sirte as government forces prepare to re-take the key city, according to media reports on Monday.