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Russia’s Big Gamble in Libya  

By Steve Brown   First, the background.  When the United States abandoned the Iran agreement, that left Turkey’s oil imports adrift due to newly imposed US Treasury sanctions on Iranian oil exports. By December 2018, Turkey was forced to look elsewhere for its oil imports with Libya being the most logical choice by price and […]

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Will Germany Get a Piece of Libya? Saraj and Hafter Agree to Berlin Peace Talks

BERLIN – The commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has agreed to attend the Berlin Conference on the Settlement of the Armed Conflict and the Political Crisis in Libya. According to Al-Arabiya TV channel today, January 16, the Libyan military leader announced his decision to the German authorities. Berlin has confirmed that such […]

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, […]

Haftar says he is ready to humiliate Turkish-backed forces in Libya

Ready for a full-scale conflict in Libya with Erdogan is General Haftar. The development between the Muslim Brotherhood Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli and Erdogan to steal Greek maritime space, has also sounded the alarm of the rival Tobruk-based Libyan National Army (LNA) in which Haftar leads, especially as Ankara has pledged […]

MAJOR: Tripoli Awaits a Decisive Battle at ANY MOMENT

The battle ahead will end a long-standing state of suffering and open the way to a political solution that would not have been under the rule of militias, the proliferation of weapons and the dominance of the slogans of exclusion promoted by political Islam and its instruments. July 18, 2019 All eyes are on the […]

Libya: Marshal Haftar loses Gharyan HQ and Declares War on Turkey

From Strategika 51 – translated by Steve Brown for FRN – Our assessment of the situation in Libya proved to be correct. Turkish military support for the Tripoli government (GNA) has upset the calculations of the countries supporting Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Haftar and the LNA have failed to advance on Tripoli, and Haftar’s forces remain […]

Libya’s Civil War – the New Crisis 

By Steve Brown for FRN –  is the author of “Iraq: the Road to War” (Sourcewatch) editor of “Bush Administration War Crimes in Iraq” (Sourcewatch) “Trump’s Limited Hangout” and “Federal Reserve: Out sourcing the Monetary System to the Money Trust Oligarchs Since 1913”; Steve is an antiwar activist, a published scholar on the US monetary […]