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Trump talks peace

The US is trying to force a ceasefire in order to stem Russia’s growing influence as Haftar claims to be poised to take Tripoli

The attempt by eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army to seize Tripoli is now into its ninth month but is still unaccomplished. In October, however, afte...


Washington’s man wades in

The military stalemate has persuaded US officials to join pressure for negotiations to reunify the country

There is a new drive in Washington's Libya policy. As the military stalemate continues, the new United States ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, who took up the post on 14 Augus...


Emirati casualties

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces' announcement that six of its soldiers died in action in Libya is its first admission that it is fighting on the ground there. Up to now it ha...


Proxies battle over Tripoli

There's a stalemate on the ground while each side's foreign supporters use high-tech weaponry to try to change the strategic balance

As the campaign of Benghazi-based strongman Khalifa Haftar to take Tripoli slows down, foreign powers are putting more and more resources into the fight, including armed drones and...

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Air strikes risk escalation

Bombings in support of Haftar's army not only killed detained African would-be migrants but increased the prospects of ever-greater foreign involvement

When Libya's eastern military strongman, General Khalifa Haftar, launched his offensive to capture Tripoli on 4 April, he hoped for a blitzkrieg. What he got was a battle of attrit...


Haftar stakes it all

LNA forces have attacked Tripoli, sounding the death knell to planned peace talks and opening what could be a bitter and bloody battle

Four years of efforts by the UN to end the crisis in Libya have been rendered almost futile by eastern-based strongman, General Khalifa Haftar. On 4 April, two months after his for...


Haftar puts south in the game

The Serraj camp claims all the legitimacy but General Haftar's forces now control the south – and have all the clout

The Sharara oilfield is appropriately named: the Arabic word means 'spark'. It was the catalyst for a dramatic change in the strategic balance between General Khalifa Haftar's Liby...


Posturing in Palermo

The latest effort to solve Libya’s crisis produces grandstanding but little progress as European powers compete for influence

The Palermo conference on Libya on 12-13 November called by Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was as much about Italy's primacy in the north African conflict as about the meeti...


Doubts about unity deal

Elections are planned to fill the power vacuum, but they will have to overcome the poisonous faction-fighting

General Khalifa Haftar's forces control the east, but have not marched on Tripoli and show little sign of doing so. Government of National Accord (GNA) Prime Minister and Presidenc...


Seizing the spoils of war

From people-trafficking to oil theft, crime is the mainstay of all the armed groups. International organisations are finally acting

Local and international authorities are finally moving against Libya's myriad criminal networks, which finance militias and make personal fortunes. Yet criminality remains pervasiv...


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