Libya conflict

What does Libya’s ‘Syrianization’ scenario mean for key actors?

Turkey may have gotten kudos for tipping the balance in Libya, but Russian countermoves raise the prospect of Turkish collaboration with Russia in the North African country, which is not to the liking of countries that have been giving plaudits to Ankara.

Fehim Tastekin | Libya conflict | mai 29, 2020
al-monitor Smoke rises from Mitiga Airport after it was attacked in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 28, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Elumami.

Libya cease-fire 'failed completely,' says Russian Foreign Ministry

A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry blamed foreign interference for the prolonged conflict in Libya.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | mai 29, 2020

Libya says oil blockade has cost $5 billion in lost revenue

The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation said the closure of oil facilities in January has led to billions in losses.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | mai 28, 2020

Intractable war in Libya risks becoming the next Syria: French foreign minister

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian warned of the "Syrianization" of war-torn Libya.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | mai 27, 2020

Intel: Russian jets intercept US Navy plane over eastern Mediterranean

Two Russian fighter aircraft intercepted a US Navy patrol plane over the eastern Mediterranean.

Al-Monitor Staff | Russia in Syria | mai 27, 2020