Libya Tribune

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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

Can there be a Peaceful Solution for...

By Mustafa Abushagur For the last four weeks, the Libyan capital of Tripoli has been the latest battlefield in Libya’s on-and-off war of the past five years. However, this time it is very different.

Only a Cease-Fire Will Protect Libya’s Oil

By Mustafa Sanalla Neither side of the civil war should get complete control of the country’s main economic resource. Neither side of the conflict should get the keys to the country’s treasure.

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...

Addressing the Rise of Libya’s...

Adherents of a Salafi school, the Madkhalis, are gaining prominence on both sides of Libya’s divide, causing concerns about puritanical agendas imposed through military and religious institutions.

Trumpian storm clouds over Tripoli

By Jeffrey Feltman In a late-night statement on April 7, Secretary of State Pompeo, discussing the escalation of fighting around Tripoli, said: “We have made clear we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the...

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...

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.

Russia’s Endgame in Libya

By Yacqub Ismail As Field General Khalifa Haftar ordered the Libyan National Army to take over the capital city of Libya, Tripoli.