Libya Tribune

France’s double game in Libya

In backing a warlord, Paris may be dealing itself a losing hand. By Paul Taylor Like the police captain in “Casablanca” feigning outrage at gambling in Rick’s Café before being handed his winnings, France was “shocked, shocked” to...

Western allies add fuel to Libya’s...

By Borzou Daragahi The United Nations is probing allegations that the United Arab Emirates shipped weapons to support a Libyan warlord’s factions, in violation of an international arms embargo, a key official told The Independent.

The Post’s View: Saudi Arabia’s reckless...

AFTER YEARS of turmoil in Libya, United Nations envoys believed they were on the verge of striking a deal this month that would have brought the country’s factions together at a conference to agree on a unified government and a plan for...

Haftar’s assault on Tripoli, a new...

By Wang Jin On April 8, as the Libya’s major strongman, retired general Khalifa Haftar, organized a major military offensive against the Libya’s capital Tripoli with his Libyan National Army (LNA), the likelihood of new beginning...

As Conflict Flares, What’s at Stake for...

By Ahmad Ghaddar & Aidan Lewis Eastern-based Libyan forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive last week to take control of Tripoli, the capital, plunging the OPEC country into a new round of armed conflict.

Haftar’s Final Play: Operation Flood of...

By Yousuf Eltagouri Of the hundreds of militias and armed groups scattered across the country, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has long been perceived as Libya’s only unified military organization.

Hifter’s March on Tripoli

By Giorgio Cafiero & Theodore Karasik In a move that has long been expected, General Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched an offensive to crush Islamist militias in Tripoli earlier this month, moving on the capital in...

Moscow cultivates neutral image as Libya...

By Maxim A. Suchkov Hifter, the strongman who controls two-thirds of the Libyan territory, ordered his forces April 4 to make a “victorious march” on Tripoli, the capital of the UN-backed government of Fayez al-Sarraj, supported among other...

Libyan Forces Fighting for the Capital...

By David D. Kirkpatrick & Suliman Ali Zway The United Nations-backed government of Libya sought on Saturday to reassure its Western supporters by distancing itself from terrorists and extremists.

Averting a Full-blown War in Libya

Fighting between forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and allies of the UN-backed government in Tripoli threatens a bloodbath and a regional proxy war.

What a Fight for Tripoli Could Mean for...

Highlights An offensive against Tripoli by the Libyan National Army (LNA) has bogged down in the capital’s outskirts, increasing the risk that the conflict will become protracted.

Who is Khalifa Haftar, Libya’s...

Khalifa Haftar, a former leader in Gaddafi’s military who took control of much of eastern Libya with the support of Russia, Egypt and the UAE in the country’s ongoing civil war, has launched a fresh offensive on Tripoli...