Category Archives: Libya

ANALYSIS: French-Italian scramble over Libya fuels Haftar’s offensive

by Areeb Ullah
Published date: 8 April 2019

A diplomatic feud between Italy and France over Libya has divided Europe’s response to Khalifa Haftar’s latest attempt to take control of the country and will only encourage further fighting, analysts say.

National Accord Government regains control of four sites in Tripoli; Haftar promises ‘surprise’

Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord has announced that it has regained control of four sites in Tripoli on Tuesday, while the eastern forces, led by retired General Khalifa Haftar, promised a “surprise” raid the capital.

Haftar forces repelled, many arrested at checkpoint outside Libya capital

Forces loyal to the eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar were pushed back on Friday from a key checkpoint less than 30km from Tripoli, checking their lightning advance on the capital, a security and military sources have said.

Pro-governmental militiamen from the coastal town of Zawiya, west of Tripoli, retook the base in Janzour after a “short exchange of fire,” the security source told the AFP news agency on condition of anonymity.

France | Macron Announces Plans of ‘Military Action’ in Libya

President Macron has revealed how EU leaders are planning to stop groups of human traffickers in Libya.

PARIS (Sputnik) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday EU leaders were pondering to crack down collectively on people’s smugglers in Libya, in an interview with a local news network.

France | Esclavage en Libye : merci l’OTAN !

Une découverte, les pratiques esclavagistes filmées par CNN ? On tombe vraiment des nues ? Certainement pas. Le 11 avril 2017, l’Office international des migrations publiait un rapport indiquant que des milliers de migrants transitant par la Libye étaient vendus comme du bétail sur des marchés aux esclaves, avant d’être soumis au travail forcé ou à l’exploitation sexuelle. Cette réalité, tout le monde la connaissait, et personne n’a rien fait.