Haftar's enemies entered into a military alliance with Turkey: Ankara special forces have arrived

A statement by the head of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, about the start of a decisive battle for Tripoli, forced the Government of National Accord, Libyan Prime Minister Faiz Saraj to expeditiously approve the entry into force of a military cooperation agreement with Turkey.

The complexity of the situation faced by Saraj and the PNS is evidenced by the fact that sending special forces units to Libya to protect members of the PNS and the military equipment occurred simultaneously with the approval of the Turkish parliament of the agreement on military cooperation between the countries.

The Arab media noted that Turkish military advisers have already begun consultations with the PNS units.

It is difficult to say how Turkish intervention can prevent the collapse of the PNS, whose armed forces consist of uncontrolled Islamist gangs, but it is obvious that the possibility of an end to the war is becoming increasingly illusory.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is well aware that it will not be possible to resolve the Libyan issue without agreement with Russia and said that a delegation will be sent to Moscow in the near future to discuss the current situation.

According to some experts, Russia may go for a reduction in military assistance to Haftar in exchange for the concessions Turkey must make in Syria.
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  1. camo ridges Offline camo ridges
    camo ridges (Michael) 20 December 2019 11: 52
    Russia should not reduce, but increase aid to Haftar, and, significantly.
    This is if we want to unconditionally strengthen our influence in the Middle East. And in Syria, and without Turkish concessions, we will achieve the goal - it is a matter of time. And here we have nowhere to hurry - there are still a lot of technical innovations waiting for their tests in combat conditions. So, it is unlikely that our leadership will be tempted by the Turkish promises - if you also take into account the negligent attitude of the Turks to their agreements ...
  2. Now Haftar will agree with Russia and we will beat the Turks, and beat hard!
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 20 December 2019 12: 27
    The complexity of the situation in which Saraj and the PNS found itself is evidenced by the fact that the sending of special forces units to Libya to protect members of the PNS and military equipment occurred at the same time as the Turkish parliament approved the agreement on military cooperation between the countries.

    Difficulties - it is very delicately said, to understand the situation, we can by analogy recall the situation in which our troops appeared in Syria. As I understand it, Saraj and all kinds of PNS are sitting on their suitcases.

    It is difficult to say how Turkish intervention can prevent the collapse of the PNS

    To the point. good We will "look".

    According to some experts, Russia may go for a reduction in military assistance to Haftar in exchange for the concessions Turkey must make in Syria.

    It would be great to present these very "individual experts" to the public to understand their qualifications, otherwise other "experts" are broadcasting about flat earth. And so with a pitchfork on the water ..... can cut, can help Egypt, and that, in turn, Haftar, there are a lot of options. What other concessions can Turkey offer? Cutting support for Idlib? They started beating them there anyway, perhaps soon they will start beating them both with their feet and probably in the face. Let the valiant Turkish special forces first show themselves in action, it is worth seeing what they are worth, how the situation will develop. How to get involved in the conflict for real, then it will be possible to discuss the level of support for "loyal armed formations." I am afraid that consultations by military specialists alone will not change the situation. Troops in Syria, now in Libya, the conflict situation with Greece, Cyprus, Israel, now the aggravation of relations with Egypt (supports Haftar) and the Saudis behind him, one can recall the warm friendly relations with NATO and the United States. Let's see what knot Erdogan's navel is tied to.
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 20 December 2019 19: 18
    - Well, if Russia should have established relations with anyone ... -so this is with Libya, which has quite decent reserves of oil and gas ... and not with impoverished Syria ... in "relations" with which Russia has no prospects, except for the endless costly and endless burden ...
    - And with Libya, Russia would have excellent prospects ... -Russia would simply kill two birds with one stone ... -It would open for itself a new gate to Africa and at the same time strengthen its position in the Middle East. East ...
    - Yes, and everything predisposed to this ... - Russia forgave Libya $ 4,5 billion of debt, taking into account the fact that Russia would arrange supplies of Russian weapons to Libya ... - And that would be just the beginning ... and there were endless opportunities for Russia ... -And Russia would not have to build ridiculous aircraft carriers just to get to Africa ... -But, alas ... Russia has contacted the impoverished "hopeless" Syria ...
    - Okay ... drove, maybe still somehow "succeed" ... with Libya ... although ...
    - As for Turkey, then ... then ... then ... where is Turkey, and where is Libya ... -If Turkey sends its special forces to Libya, then this will obviously not be enough ... -And Turkey will have to to transfer the land army by sea ...- and this is quite far ... and expensive ... -And what next ???
    - Most likely, Turkey with this special forces is trying to fulfill the task of the United States ... - stake out the territory in Libya for the future American "presence" ... - Turkey itself will not pull out the maintenance of its troops in Libya ... - which is also very beneficial for Russia ... -Russia could become the master of the situation there ...
    - Yes, if Russia spent as much resources on Libya as on useless Syria .. then ... then ... then ... then Russia would already have a rather significant material benefit ...
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  6. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 21 December 2019 10: 32
    Looks like they will break the "marshal" now?