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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 11:42 AM

3. Good refresher on Libya here....

From a couple of years ago, but still appropriate. The BBC has us covered:

Why is Libya so lawless?
25 May 2017

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-24472322

And, from The Guardian (includes a good map):

US forces evacuated from Libya as Haftar seeks military control
Fighting rages between UN-backed Tripoli government and self-styled Libyan National Army

Patrick Wintour and Chris Stephen
Sun 7 Apr 2019

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/07/libya-us-forces-evacuated-haftar-seeks-military-control

US forces were dramatically evacuated from the Libyan capital on Sunday as fighting raged in the city between militia allied to the UN-backed government of Tripoli and the self-styled Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the leading military figure from the east.

Haftar is seeking to capture the capital and seize military control of the whole country before UN-sponsored talks due to start next week that were designed to map out a path to fresh elections.

Footage on social media showed two fast US navy transport craft manoeuvring off a beach in Janzour in Tripoli’s western suburbs, sending up plumes of spray as American forces were ferried from the shore.
The evacuation is the first public acknowledgement that the US has forces in Libya, with the US Africa Command saying in a statement: “Due to increased unrest in Libya a contingent of US forces supporting US Africa Command temporarily relocated from the country in response to security conditions on the ground.”
Jonathan Winer, a former US ambassador to Libya, was also scathing about Haftar’s methods, saying on Twitter: “Haftar has built patronage networks over a five-year period now strengthened by foreign financial support and military support. His goal has long been to take [the] country by mixture of conquest and acclamation and to end ‘politics’ and replace that with military rule.”


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