Posts tagged UN
GNA Retaliates Against UN SRSG after UNSC Briefing

Ghassan Salame, the SRSG and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), was once the political protector of the Government of National Accord. Today, he finds himself the target of the loosely held coalition. Libya Desk investigates the motives behind the GNA’s rejection of their saviour.

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Analysis: What went wrong in Libya

The recent days have seen a dramatic escalation of violence in Libya. Unfortunately, the majority of risks threatening the Libyan political solution forecasted by Libya Desk in our first Political Risk Dossier have been realised. In the uncertain aftermath of Khalifa Haftar’s offensive, we review the main predictions from the first Political Risk Dossier.

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US, Haftar and the Chronic Case of Fake News in Libya

Information has been circulating on social media since Thursday, April 4th regarding the United States’ position towards the Libyan National Army operation to seize Tripoli named “Flood of Dignity” and orchestrated by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. A reliable US government source familiar with the matter spoke to Libya Desk to clarify what the US has said to Haftar on April 4th and on April 5th.

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Analysis: Haftar's offensive

The past twentyfour hours have seen a dramatic escalation of violence in Libya. A week before the peace-building National Conference in Ghadames, with the UN Secretary-General already in Libya, Khalifa Haftar ordered Libyan National Army (LNA) forces to advance on Tripoli, claiming his forces were battling terrorism and rooting out militias. In response to this military provocation, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of the Government of National Accord (GNA) issued a state of emergency asking all troops to be ready for combat.

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