Several multinational meetings have recently been held to negotiate a way out of years of conflict in Libya; none of them, however, has culminated in an agreement or a solution. According to a political analyst, as long as the rival groups are being provided with weapons, there would be no end to the conflict in the North African country.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Libyan military commander General Khalifa Haftar seems seeking a military solution to the conflict in the war-torn country. He urged the general to abide by calls for a political solution to the conflict in Libya and take steps to secure clam on the ground.
Libya's embattled UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) says all flights into and out of the sole functioning airport in the capital, Tripoli, have been suspended after it came under a rocket attack.
An Iranian-American woman who rejoiced at the assassination of Iran's General Qassem Soleimani by US terrorists in Baghdad works for the Saudi-backed Libyan militia led by Khalifa Haftar, who is known to have worked for the CIA spy agency for many years, says a report.
Roughly 2,000 members of Turkish-backed Takfiri terrorist groups in Syria have reportedly arrived in Libya to fight on the battlefields in support of the embattled Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).
The United Nations has urged all “foreign” players to stop “interfering” in the conflict in Libya, just a day before a peace summit in Germany aimed at establishing a permanent ceasefire between the two warring sides in the North African country.
Robert Inlakesh is a journalist, writer and political analyst, who has lived in and reported from the occupied Palestinian West Bank. He has written for publications such as Mint Press, Mondoweiss, MEMO, and various other outlets. He specializes in analysis of the Middle East, in particular Palestine-Israel. He also works for Press TV as a European correspondent.
Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace, diplomats and a draft communique said.
The foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, and Italy have announced plans to hold emergency talks in Brussels following the US assassination of a top Iranian military commander as well as the escalation of the Libyan crisis.