Libya Tribune

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EU agrees to new military mission against...

By Peter Schwarz The foreign ministers of all 27 EU countries agreed to launch a new military mission in Libya on Monday. In order to enforce the arms embargo agreed in Berlin in January, the EU intends to deploy warships and planes in the...

Sudan Investigates UAE Firm Training...

Sudan is investigating claims that the controversial actions of UAE security firm Black Shield are part of a wider clandestine policy of the Gulf state to turn unwitting Sudanese workers into mercenaries to fight in theaters such as Libya and...

Relieving Libya’s Agony

By Javier Solana The credibility of all external actors in the Libyan conflict is now at stake. The main domestic players will lower their maximalist pretensions only when their foreign supporters do the same, ending hypocrisy once and for all...

Foreign mercenaries are flocking to Libya

By Stasa Salacanin Thousands of foreign mercenaries — “private military contractors” — are flocking to Libya, adding fuel to the fire of the civil war while further complicating the efforts to resolve the bloody conflict.

Inside Hifter’s Libya: A Police State With...

By David D. Kirkpatrick Khalifa Hifter, the military ruler of eastern Libya, is trying to take over the entire country. To see what that would look like, we paid a rare visit to the part he already controls.

UAE Lures Foreign Mercenaries to Fight Proxy...

By Saltanat Berdikeeva A recent revelation about a UAE-based security firm involved in deceiving thousands of young Sudanese men into protecting UAE’s oil interests and fighting its wars in Libya and Yemen drew angry protests in Sudan.

Regional Security Implications of Libya’s...

By Jonathan Fenton-Harvey There are heightened fears that the Libyan civil war could increase terrorism in regional countries. While there was truth to this early on in Libya’s conflict, how much is Libya a regional security threat now?

Macron’s Plan to End the Libyan Conflict...

By Ania Nussbaum, John Follain, and Sylvia Westall To see the limits of French President Emmanuel Macron’s go-it-alone forays into foreign policy look no further than the Libyan conflict.

Democrats call on Trump to sanction Libyan...

By Bryant Harris Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too soft on him as he continues his monthslong assault on Tripoli.