Tag Archives: Libya

Libya: Egypt & Libya after Macron

      [July 22 Macron to see Haftar and Seraj ]     LIBYA – 21 July 2017:Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, in the east of Libya, and Fayez Seraj, head of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, will meet with French … Continue reading

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Before assuming office, Trump suggested he could end support for FSA. He has.

    In comments which appeared to take the CIA — which declined to comment — by surprise, “At least from what I know about that program and the decision to end it, absolutely not a sop to the Russians,” … Continue reading

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Egypt would not intervene in Libya?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/USAfricaCommand/status/845363500369281024   [March 8 ] Prasident Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed March 7 that Egypt would not intervene militarily in turmoil-stricken Libya, describing the neighbouring country as a “sovereign state.” “History won’t forget our stance if we decide to interfere … Continue reading

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MQ-9 Reaper drones from Sicily hit Sirte

The Department of Defense announced that MQ-9 Reaper drones launched strikes against the two reported ISIL camps in Libya. The armed Reapers were launched from Sigonella Naval AB Sicily and provided follow-on strikes to the B-2 bombers. Over 80 ISIL … Continue reading

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French base in northern Niger on the border with Libya

It has also confirmed that France has set up an advance military base in northern Niger on the border with Libya. [October 1 2011 Gaddafi: south of Ubari? ] At the far side of Ubari sits a military base that … Continue reading

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Libya defeated us all: “Somalia on the Mediterranean.”

The U.N. gets a mandate, goes there, and finds out there’s no one to work with—the ministries are Potemkin. The I.M.F. goes in, says what’s wrong, and doesn’t do much about it. The World Bank hardly does anything. Vast numbers … Continue reading

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Abdel Fattah Younes :Mustafa Abdul Jalil to be questioned over the 2011 killing

Libyan court has ordered ex-interim leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil to be questioned over the 2011 killing of top rebel commander Abdel Fattah Younes. Mr Jalil, who chaired the now-dissolved National Transitional Council (NTC) when Gen Younes was shot, gave varying … Continue reading

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