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Vol 61 No 15

Published 23rd July 2020


Red lines in the sand

In June, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi said that the Libyan central coastal town of Sirte and the airbase at Jufra further south, both held by General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) were red lines, warning the Government of National Accord and its Turkish backers that Egypt would intervene if they were attacked. In response, the GNA and Turkey declared that unless the LNA and its supporters withdrew there would be no GNA involvement in any internationally organised peace talks.

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