Libya Tribune

Commentaries

The Conflict in Libya

By Ben Fishman Testimony submitted to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism

How Haftar built his war machine

By Arnaud Delalande From its powerbase in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has gradually extended the territory under its control and the firepower at its disposal, to the point where it now challenges the authority...

Libyan Salafists fight alongside...

By Giorgio Cafiero Libyan military strongman Khalifa Hifter’s westward offensive, which began last month, has dramatically heated up the Libyan civil war.

The poor are paying the price of Sisi’s...

By Yasser Abdel Aziz The leader of the military coup in Libya has visited Cairo for a second time in a month. This visit coincides with the continued military operations launched by Haftar’s forces on the Libyan capital and the headquarters...

Tunisia on edge as Libya’s Hifter...

By Amberin Zaman On May 5, Tunisian security services in Ben Guerdane, on the Libyan border, said they stopped a vehicle carrying a group of Libyans attempting to cross the border into Libya, seizing around 370,000 euros and $200,000 in the...

Tripoli is the critical battle in the...

Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh Libya’s was the only Arab Spring revolution that had complete components and was going down the path of powerful revolutions against all things old and corrupt before demolishing them in order to build something new.

What Russia makes of Hifter’s...

By Yury Barmin Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put Russia in the spotlight in Libya by first holding a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Summit in Beijing and later discussing...

‘We have to go’: Libyans flee...

By Francesca Mannocchi It could be a normal weekday in Ain Zara. There are apples and bananas, potatoes and courgettes, arranged outside the shops, waiting to be sold in this district in southwest Tripoli.

Russia’s Mediation Goals in Libya

By Samuel Ramani In order to secure its economic interests in Libya, Russia is seeking to bolster Haftar’s influence over a future UN-brokered diplomatic settlement.