Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

Haftar Leaves Moscow Without Signing Ceasefire

By John Lee. The head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, has reportedly left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on yesterday. According to Reuters, his failure to sign the agreement at talks mediated by Turkey and Russia may complicate a diplomatic effort to stabilise the situation in […]

GNA and LNA to Halt Military Operations

The embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Delegation of the European Union join the UN Support Mission for Libya in welcoming the acceptance by parties in Libya of a ceasefire on January 12 and announcement that both the GNA and LNA will halt military operations. We urge the […]

Ceasefire or Escalation in Libya?

By Ben Fishman, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Over the past week, regional and European actors have increased their diplomatic activity around Libya in response to intensifying violence in the nine-month-old civil war. […]

How to Stop Libya’s Collapse

By Frederic Wehrey and Jalel Harchaoui. In April 2019, Khalifa Haftar, the militia commander whose forces control much of eastern Libya, began an assault on the capital, Tripoli, in an effort to topple the country’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). But instead of a swift, decisive victory establishing Haftar as Libya’s undisputed leader, […]

LNA Seizes Control of Sirte

By John Lee. The Libyan National Army (LNA) has reportedly taken control of Sirte. According to Reuters, this would be an important gain for eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar, who since April has been attempting to take over Tripoli. Sirte lies in the centre of Libya’s Mediterranean coast, and has been controlled by the internationally-recognised Government […]

Video: Turkish Parliament OKs Military Deployment to Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill to deploy troops to Libya in support of the embattled United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), paving the way for increased military cooperation despite criticism from opposition […]

US-Libya Working Group to Dismantle Militias

On January 3, 2020, the U.S. Embassy convened a meeting of U.S. government experts and representatives of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to determine concrete steps to eliminate militias, one of the fundamental issues underlying the conflict in Libya. The United States appreciates the GNA’s readiness to address this issue and will remain closely […]

Turkish Maritime Pact with Libya goes into effect

Turkey’s landmark pact with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) setting out the countries’ Eastern Mediterranean maritime boundaries went into effect Saturday with its publication in Turkey’s Official Gazette, reports Anadolu Agency. Signed on November 27 and passed by Turkey’s parliament this Thursday, the memorandum determining both countries’ marine jurisdictions rejects unilateral and illegal activities […]