Algeria launches Iskander deployment amid Egypt's readiness to invade Libya


Over the past nine months, the Algerian authorities have been pulling units of their National People's Army to the borders of Libya and Tunisia. Now, against the background of the readiness of the Egyptian army to invade Libya, the Algerian military began to deploy the existing Iskander-E OTRK. The country's Defense Ministry said that if the Egyptians cross the Libyan border, it will be regarded as an attack on Algeria.


It should be noted that the armed forces of Algeria are by no means weaker than the Egyptian ones. In the Libyan conflict, the Algerians are on the side of the Libyan National Salvation Government. In January 2020, when the troops of the Libyan National Army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar entered the suburbs of Tripoli and the power of the PNS was hanging by a thread, Algeria drew its "red line".

The thing is that in Algeria the war with local Islamists has recently ended. The government and the radicals agreed. The Islamists agreed to voluntarily lay down their arms and go home. At the same time, Islamists are in power in neighboring Tunisia. They have brotherly feelings for Turkey, their "brothers" from Libya and Syria, as well as Egypt, which some time ago got rid of the power of the Muslim Brotherhood (an organization banned in Russia). Therefore, it is not profitable for the Algerians to liberate Libya from the Islamists, since they can migrate to Tunisia, and from there to Algeria and destabilize the situation in the country.

At the same time, on July 20, 2020, the Egyptian parliament unanimously approved the possible sending of its army outside the country to protect its security. As Al Jazeera clarifies, it is about the "western front", i.e. in Libya, to counter "armed criminals and terrorists." According to Reuters, before that, Egyptian President Al-Sisi had a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, the conversation concerned the situation in Libya.

Thus, a stalemate has developed in the Libyan conflict. None of the warring parties has a significant advantage to take control of the entire country. Consequently, the front line from the port of Sirte to the El Jufra airbase could become a line that will divide Libya into two parts - Tripolitania and Cyrenaica (historical names of the regions).
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 July 2020 14: 26
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    None of the warring parties has a significant advantage to take control of the entire country.

    Turkey doesn't need that! They have already taken oil under control, and the longer this situation lasts, the more oil they will receive.
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 21 July 2020 15: 45
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      Where were you, "dear", when the Aerospace Forces burned caravans of oil tankers together with the Turks drivers?)))
      1. KARAKURT21 Offline KARAKURT21
        KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 21 July 2020 17: 16
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        Just about, with the Turks as drivers. This is all that videoconferencing is capable of))
        1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
          Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 21 July 2020 17: 38
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          Only trucks and drivers ran out ... and Syria is returning the deposits.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 21 July 2020 16: 32
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    The country's Defense Ministry said that if the Egyptians cross the Libyan border, it will be regarded as an attack on Algeria.

    Here it is, how twisted, and Algeria is "in the subject", and he, by the way, is a major client of the Russian "military trade".
    And here the kitchen "strategists" are telling us - this is the confrontation between Russia and Turkey, fellow Russia is obliged to put the Turks in their place, am it's a slap in the face, a shame, and so on. winked
  3. KARAKURT21 Offline KARAKURT21
    KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 21 July 2020 17: 11
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    Well, go for it, Haftar)) And Sisi has gone completely off the rails, he now the first does not need a war, especially with the Turks. And then the Turks, as in the 16th century, can again walk around Cairo))
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 21 July 2020 17: 40
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      As if they would not hang a shield on the gates of Constantinople again .. they were engaged in tomatoes and let them do it.
      1. KARAKURT21 Offline KARAKURT21
        KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 22 July 2020 15: 59
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        So they are engaged in tomatoes, for the most, so to speak.
        1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
          Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 22 July 2020 16: 47
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          Somehow I can do without Turkish tomatoes ...
  4. KARAKURT21 Offline KARAKURT21
    KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 21 July 2020 17: 17
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    Quote: 123
    Russia is obliged to put the Turks in their place, this is a slap in the face, a shame, and so on.

    Start the sofa already, the Turks are bored. laughing
  5. Sergey39 Offline Sergey39
    Sergey39 (Sergei) 21 July 2020 17: 29
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    Algeria and Egypt need to agree on the division of spheres of influence in Libya. And Turkey to the side.
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 21 July 2020 17: 41
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      They need to dunk the Islamists, and not bother each other.