A Turkish ship carrying soldiers, weapons and ammunition was attacked in the harbour of Tripoli on Tuesday 18 February. The attack took place after the unloading of war material, tanks and soldiers was confirmed. Turkish agency Anadolu reported that at least nine missiles were launched against the harbour area of the city. A Reuters reporter…

Khalifa Haftar’s Forces of Eastern Libya (Libyan National Army) sought on Sunday 26 January to open a new front by moving towards the town of Misrata, which is allied to the United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). The renewed fighting undermines a fragile truce and comes a day after the United Nations warned that…

Turkish special forces have arrived in the Libyan capital of Tripoli to protect the Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez Sarraj, according to the Arab satellite television channel Al-Arabiya. “Turkish special forces arrived in Tripoli to protect GNA officials,” the channel reported on Twitter. At the end of November 2019, Tayyip Erdogan and…

A group close to Marshal Haftar, Libya’s eastern strongman, called for the blocking of the country’s oil exports in protest against Turkey’s intervention in the conflict, prompting a worried reaction from the National Oil Company (NOC) on Friday. The NOC denounced pressure tools “for political negotiations” two days ahead of an international conference in Berlin…

The eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is fighting the UN-recognized Libyan government (GNA), left Moscow without signing the truce initialed by his rival, Russian diplomacy said Tuesday. Marshal Haftar had requested Monday evening a period of reflection until Tuesday morning before signing the formal ceasefire agreement accepted by his rival, Fayez al-Sarraj. But he…

Some “progress” was achieved on Monday following negotiations in Moscow to sign a formal ceasefire agreement in Libya between the two warring leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced. The negotiations involving delegations from both sides, which lasted about seven hours, were led by Turkish Foreign and Defence Ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu and Hulusi Akar, and…

30 cadets were killed and 23 others wounded in an air raid by the Libyan National Army of Marshal Khalifa Haftar against the military academy located in the al-Hadba al-Hadra region (Tripoli) on Saturday evening. The academy is controlled by the national consent government, led by Fayez Sarraj. The Government of National Consent (GNA) condemned…

The Arab League is holding Tuesday at the request of Cairo an urgent meeting on the situation in Libya, where the Tripoli government has signed two cooperation agreements with Ankara, the pan-Arab organization, based in the Egyptian capital, announced Monday. Plunged into chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya is today torn…

Libyan Interior Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNA) Fathi Bachagha announced Thursday in Tunis that he could officially request Turkish military support in Libya to face the forces of Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Haftar has “provided foreign forces with military bases in Libya (…) and if this position continues, we have the right to…

Strong differences have emerged between the positions of Moscow and Ankara on the evolution of the situation in Libya. The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its “deep concern” over Ankara’s intentions to send forces to Libya and considered “that an external military intervention in the Libyan file would increase the complexity of the situation in this…