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Minister warns of Libya’s division

Haitham al-Hadi Kamouka, the Libyan Information Ministry undersecretary — that is, the minister of the governing entity in Tripoli, Libya — visited Beirut on May 12-16 to meet with Lebanese officials. He came to convey his government’s view of the ongoing conflict in Libya. While here, he also issued a call to reporters to visit Tripoli. Al-Monitor met …

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UK to Provide Drones to Combat Libyan People Smugglers

Britain will supply drones and intelligence gathering equipment and is prepared to take the lead in operations on the Mediterranean Sea where 1,800 migrants have drowned so far this year. The UK’s military response is being discussed in Brussels at a key EU meeting on how to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, with the UK poised to lead …

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Migrant crisis: EU plan to strike Libya networks could include ground forces

European plans for a military campaign to smash the migrant smuggling networks operating out of Libya include options for ground forces on Libyan territory. The 19-page strategy paper for the mission, obtained by the Guardian, focuses on an air and naval campaign in the Mediterranean and in Libyan territorial waters, …

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