Daily Sabah: Libyan balance of power has changed dramatically


Humanity is unlikely to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is confirmed by the situation in Libya, where violence and the struggle for power do not stop, the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah writes.


While the whole world was fixated on the coronavirus, the troops of the Libyan-backed National Consensus Government (PNC) of Libya have made some progress in recent days at the front. This happened thanks to the support of Turkey, after the conclusion of an agreement on military assistance between Tripoli and Ankara. However, the Libyan capital remains under siege. Air superiority will determine the fate of the civil war in Libya.

March 23, the UN called for an end to hostilities. But Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who heads the Libyan National Army (LNA), decided to take advantage of the outbreak of the coronavirus and resumed the offensive on Tripoli. Haftar forces attacked hospitals in March-April 2020 and disrupted supplies of medicines. As a result, 61 medical facilities were damaged. On April 6, LNA bombed Al-Hadra Hospital, where 19 patients with COVID-19 were treated. The next day, the capital, where about 2 million people live, lost access to drinking water. To stop the generation of electricity, Haftar reduced the supply of natural gas to Tripoli.

In response to this, the PNS troops launched Operation Peace Storm, since Haftar’s inhumane actions could not go unpunished. Clashes took place in the west, southwest and east of Tripoli. On April 13, PNS troops recaptured the strategically important cities of Rikdalin, Zalatan, Sabrat and Sorman, regaining access to Ras Ajdir on the Tunisian border.


Recent events have strengthened the position of the PNS, but Haftar is unlikely to comply with the ceasefire agreement concluded at a conference in Berlin in January. Foreign governments continue to provide comprehensive assistance to the LNA.

UAE openly and recklessly deliver weapons through the air. Israel supplies Haftar with air defense systems through Egypt. Finally, Russia is recruiting Syrian militias through Wagner's private military company. This has significantly changed the balance of power in the region towards Haftar. Unfortunately, Operation Irini, which the European Union launched to enforce the arms embargo, cannot stop the military assistance of the LNA.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 April 18 2020 10: 20
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    Daily Sabah: Libyan balance of power has changed dramatically

    What happiness !? Well, it fell on Saturday morning! laughing wassat

    In response to this, the PNS troops launched Operation Storm of the World, since Haftar’s inhumane actions could not go unpunished.

    Well, bastards, I guess. But what is it at all or who are they?

    PNS troops
    laughing
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 18 2020 12: 08
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    To stop the generation of electricity, Haftar reduced the supply of natural gas to Tripoli.

    Apparently, this is the most “inhuman” act of the desert marshal. And not completely blocked, namely reduced. And this is very disappointing, because getting gas is so nice, you can buy a lot of useful things for this. And now - do the Janissaries work at a loss?
    Something reminiscent of the requirement to supply gas from the "aggressor country." what What is characteristic, the author does not specify how things are with gas payments. Maybe it's all a matter of banal non-payment? Well, the local "Gorgaz" stupidly twisted the valve. winked

    UAE openly and recklessly deliver weapons through the air. Israel supplies Haftar with air defense systems through Egypt. Finally, Russia is recruiting Syrian militias through Wagner's private military company. This has significantly changed the balance of power in the region towards Haftar. Unfortunately, Operation Irini, which the European Union launched to enforce the arms embargo, cannot stop the military assistance of the LNA.

    Interesting paragraph. good

    UAE openly and recklessly deliver weapons through the air.

    Transparent hint to the emirates, do not stop supporting, turn into extinctions.

    Israel supplies Haftar with air defense systems through Egypt.

    These, apparently, supply weapons secretly and deliberately, which is probably why the threat is not visible. recourse Or is it about the size of the Ottoman Faberge? winked And it’s not comme il faut to quarrel with Egypt. no
    Finally, the

    Russia is recruiting Syrian militias through Wagner’s private military company.

    It just sounds like a grumbling grumble.
    Further conclusion - "This has significantly changed the balance of power in the region towards Haftar."
    And dissatisfaction with like-minded people

    Unfortunately, Operation Irini, which the European Union launched to enforce the arms embargo, cannot stop the military assistance of the LNA.

    Curiously, the "hegemons" that fell from Tripoli are not mentioned at all.
    In general, everything is bad, but anyone is to blame for this, but not the "sons of Turkish subjects." request
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 19 2020 10: 22
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    You see, at least somewhere the interests converged. Everyone, everyone likes Haftar.
    Zionists, Arabs, the Kremlin.
  4. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) April 20 2020 07: 43
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    I really hope that Russia knows what it is doing.
    1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
      Akuzenka (Alexander) April 20 2020 10: 13
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      There are private military units from Russia. The one who paid them knows why they are there. And it’s not difficult to guess. They are there for the profit of the employer. See how simple it is. However, everyone else is doing the same. Nothing personal just business.