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Paris pushes case after Turkish Naval Aggression against French vessel

PARIS – Tensions between France and Turkey are at the highest point seen in several generations, as the two NATO states find themselves on opposing ends of the ongoing conflict in Libya. France’s defense ministry on June 17th accused a Turkish naval vessel of harassing one of its ships in the Mediterranean, saying its ship […]

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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 […]

Turkey vs. the EU – Erdogan Threatens 500 Year Occupation of Libya

BERLIN –  In Berlin on January 19th was a peace conference, but the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arrived there, if not on a war footing, certainly with the firm intention of conquering a leading position in the solution of the Libyan crisis. The goal is to ensure control of oil resources in Tripoli and […]

URGENT: Haftar orders end to Libyan oil exports, pending EU negotiations

TRIPOLI – Representatives of the “Libyan National Army” Field Marshal Haftar ordered to stop oil exports from the five ports of Libya and the “National Oil Corporation” (NOC) was forced to comply. As officially reported by NOC, five of its subsidiaries received orders to stop oil exports to Bregu, Ras al-Anuf, Kharig, Zuweitin and Sidra, which […]

Haftar thanks Putin, backs Russia’s peace initiative for Libya

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin received a letter from the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar . The text of the message was published today, January 17, by the Kremlin press service . “I thank you and express full support for the Russian initiative for holding peace talks in Moscow, which should lead to peace in Libya. I confirm that […]

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 […]

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 […]