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MAJOR: Egypt’s Parliament Approves Military Intervention in Libya

CAIRO – As Cairo demonstrates its readiness to intervene in Libya in response to GNA’s announced offensive on Sirte, how much bluff versus reality do these threats contain? On 18 July, troops from the Fayez al-Sarraj-led Government of National Accord (GNA) set out in the direction of the city of Sirte, located northwest of Libya’s […]

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LIBYA: Haftar Retakes the Initiative

TRIPOLI – A few months ago, Khalifa Haftar declared the “zero hour“ for the capture of Tripoli. Indeed, the stalemate that had lasted until then began to crumble and the LNA forces under the command of Haftar began to push towards the heart of Tripoli. Several elite brigades were deployed on the southbound line, resulting […]

Erdogan Stirs the Pot .. Again

By Steve Brown – Sensing a power vacuum in Washington, Europe, and Tel Aviv along with the weakness of North African regimes – and emboldened by his own hubris – Erdogan has promised military boots on the ground in Libya as first reported in Can Recep the Magnificent Sort Out Libya on December 18th.     The […]

Erdoğan Opened a Pandora’s Box in Libya That Will Be Difficult to Close

Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean are rapidly rising after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with a Libyan official of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), based in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, in Ankara last week. They agreed on their own Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) that penetrates into Greek and Cypriot waters, […]

Egypt accuses US of interference because of military cooperation with Russia

CAIRO – An Egyptian MP said the US threatens his country for its intention to deepen military cooperation with Russia, calling it unacceptable interference. Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Pentagon and the US State Department warned in a joint letter to the Egyptian authorities about the introduction of possible sanctions for […]