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Faiez Mustafa el Serraj

Date of Birth: 20/02/1960
Place of Birth: Tripoli


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Washington’s man wades in

  He has thrown US weight behind plans for an international conference in Berlin later this month or early November to force foreign players in Libya – primarily Turkey Qatar Egypt the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia – to stop providing Faiez el Serraj's Government of National Accord (GNA) and General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) with weapons and other material support fuelling the conflict...


Proxies battle over Tripoli

Impasse on the ground and pleas for a ceasefire from UN special envoy Ghassan Salamé and numerous regional and international governments have failed to budge either Haftar or the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Faiez el Serraj (AC Vol 59 No 7 Doubts about unity deal)...

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The Crown Prince’s power play

As the LNA's effort to replace internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and Presidency Council head Faiez el Serraj faltered sources have told Africa Confidential the UAE stepped in with more direct military support (AC Vol 60 No 8 Haftar stakes it all)...


Air strikes risk escalation

After the initial surprise attack which allowed Haftar to establish a foothold in the southern outskirts of Tripoli around the disused international airport the defenders stopped his advance supported by forces from Misrata by Islamists and other militants from Benghazi Derna and elsewhere buying time for the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the UN-created Presidency Council (PC) headed by Faiez el Serraj (AC Vol 60 No 8 Haftar stakes it all)...


Haftar stakes it all

On 4 April two months after his forces swept through the south of Libya he dispatched his Libyan National Army (LNA) to seize control of the rest of the country ordering it to take the capital Tripoli the powerbase of the rival Government of National Accord (GNA) and UN-created Presidency Council (PC) headed by Faiez el Serraj...


Haftar puts south in the game

It was the catalyst for a dramatic change in the strategic balance between General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) and the UN-backed Presidency Council (PC) led by Faiez el Serraj and based in Tripoli (AC Vol 59 No 23 Posturing in Palermo)...


Posturing in Palermo

The main Libyan actors were all in attendance with Faiez el Serraj chairman of the UN-backed Presidency Council making the trip along with the heads of the country's two parliaments Aguila Saleh Issa from the eastern House of Representatives and Khalid al Mishri from the western assembly the High Council of State...


Doubts about unity deal

Government of National Accord (GNA) Prime Minister and Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez el Serraj has shown unexpected resilience in hanging on to power – and international support – in Tripoli but is not established as a credible national leader (AC Vol 57 No 6 Drawing a line in Libya)...


Macron ponders Africa play

In July Macron hosted talks between Haftar and the head of the internationally recognised Tripoli government Faiez el Serraj...


Guns, gas and nukes

In Libya meanwhile Russia's political support for Tobruk-based General Khalifa Haftar who controls the country's oil-rich east balances the West's support for Prime Minister Faiez el Serraj's Government of National Accord (AC Vol 58 No 6 Squaring the triangle)...


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