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Libya score-settling moves closer to Turkey's Borders

By Fehim Taştekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya score-settling moves closer to Turkey's borders Turkey's intervention in the Libyan war is driving its adversaries to retaliate beyond Libya in conflict zones along Turkey's own borders. Click here to […]

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US Congress Pushes for Sanctions on Turkey, Russia

By Jack Detsch for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Congress Pushes for Sanctions on Turkey, Russia Over Libyan War U.S. lawmakers are advancing a bill that would compel the Trump administration to levy sanctions on Russia and Turkey […]

Averting an Egyptian Military Intervention in Libya

On 20 July, Egyptian legislators authorised sending combat troops to Libya, where Cairo's ally Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is on the defensive. Following Turkey's intervention on the Tripoli government's behalf, Egypt's involvement could escalate the war dramatically. All parties should seek a compromise. Click here to view the full report. (Source: International Crisis Group)

US Chargé d'Affaires visits Misrata

On Monday, US Chargé d'Affaires Joshua Harris visited Misrata, Libya to consult with Libyan leaders about forestalling military escalation in Sirte and al-Jufra; reopening Libya's energy sector; and intensifying Libyan efforts to demobilize, disarm, and reintegrate violent militias. In meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeg and Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha, Chargé Harris reiterated […]

Russia, Wagner Group "Continue Military Involvement in Libya"

U.S. Africa Command has mounting evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to position military equipment in Libya capable of conducting kinetic operations there. Overhead imagery shows Wagner forces and equipment on the front lines of the Libyan conflict in Sirte. Wagner, also known as the Wagner Group, is a Russian private military company. […]

Trump presses Macron on Libya; France-Turkey Row Continues

By Bryant Harris, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Trump presses Macron on Libya as France-Turkey row continues President Donald Trump pressed President Emmanuel Macron on France's role in Libya during a phone call on Monday. White House spokesman Judd […]

Algerian President discusses Libya Crisis with UN

Algerian President receives Acting SRSG to discuss the latest developments of the crisis in Libya In a meeting on Saturday in Algiers, the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and Acting SRSG/Head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams, discussed the crisis in Libya. The Acting SRSG thanked Algeria for its role in reaching […]

Russia, Wagner "Complicating Libyan Ceasefire Efforts"

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has clear evidence that Russian employed, state-sponsored Wagner Group laid landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in and around Tripoli, further violating the United Nations arms embargo and endangering the lives of innocent Libyans. Verified photographic evidence shows indiscriminately placed booby-traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to Sirte […]