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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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OFFICIAL: Russia, Turkey Reach Agreement Over Another S-400 Batch

MOSCOW/ANKARA – Jun 10, 2020 – Turkey and Russia have agreed on the delivery of new batteries of the advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems, the head of Turkey’s Defense Industry said.  “The parties have concluded an agreement in principle on the supply of the second batch. The roadmap of the deal includes the transfer […]

How Barack Obama Destroyed Libya

By Daniel Lazare – Libya’s long-running civil war has taken a new turn in recent weeks after the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord launched an offensive against would-be strongman Khalifa Haftar, pushing him and his Libyan National Army out of Tripoli and a number of near-by strongholds. But anyone who thinks that peace is at […]

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 […]

An Estimated 85,000 Turkish-Backed Terrorists are Fighting in Syria and Libya, While Thousands are in Terrorist Training Camps in Turkey

ANKARA – According to data collected by sources from the battlefields in Syria and Libya and given to Press TV, there are roughly 85,000 terrorists who enjoy Turkey’s support. Of this number, some 38,500 terrorists are operating under the banner of the National Front for Liberation, which is a coalition of 15 factions, and include […]

Syria’s Assad Joins Forces With Libya’s Haftar to Combat Turkey

The Emergent Libyan government will open an embassy in Damascus By Jason Ditz    While recent generations have shown them reluctant to expand far beyond their borders, in the past few months Turkey has shown interest in overseas military engagements. Forces have been active in northern Syria with an eye toward regime change, and Turkey […]