Libya

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
The G7 foreign ministers met in France on Friday in preparation for an upcoming larger G7 meeting in a few months. The meeting covered a number of issues, but one of the public statements made said that they wanted to put a lid on the current upheaval in Libya and want Haftar to stop his advance on Tripoli.
www.cbc.ca/news/world/g7-france-1.5087656?cmp=rss
He-he-he... They could try to stop him. It will be rather funny.
 
LNA combined arms tactics.....
 
It is an interesting point of view.
www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-08/in-libya-one-of-vladimir-putin-s-many-bets-is-in-play
The strong pushback against General Khalifa Haftar’s bid to take the Libyan capital, Tripoli, endangers one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s risky bets. But even if Haftar loses, Putin will keep seeking similar adventurers in Libya and around the world to back.
Russia’s version of great power foreign policy these days is an exercise in the art of the possible: Take a gamble on those who are themselves willing to take a gamble on Moscow’s aggressiveness and the murky economic benefits it can offer.
 

Durandal1

Old-Salt
Some interesting videos claiming to show what seem to be North Americans fighting in Tripoli on this twitter account...
 
Some interesting videos claiming to show what seem to be North Americans fighting in Tripoli on this twitter account...
I can't comment on the genuineness of the video in terms of where and when it originated, but with regards to "North Americans", the guy sounds like an American, not a Canadian.
 
This should get our resident Russian trolls furiously spinning

 
Its a cracking read!
 
It’s been happening for a while, with tacit support from Egypt. They had/(have?) been operating from a base just inside Egypt. A few years ago, a Russian “tourist” rotating out from Alexandria airport forgot about some ordnance in his bag and caused quite a stir. Then it was all hushed up and he was released home.

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It’s been happening for a while, with tacit support from Egypt. They had/(have?) been operating from a base just inside Egypt. A few years ago, a Russian “tourist” rotating out from Alexandria airport forgot about some ordnance in his bag and caused quite a stir. Then it was all hushed up and he was released home.
"The fight against 'terrorism' is a new and promising area of cooperation between Cairo and Moscow, and both sides are interested in deepening their cooperation," Akhmetov said. "Use of Egyptian airfield infrastructure by Russian airplanes can contribute to training efforts for Egyptian pilots and military assistance." Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Alexandria West Airbase from memory but I may be wrong. As an aside the Egyptians have just signed a deal for 50 SU35's and assorted MiGs to replace their F16s and Rafales.

There was a lot of chat about a relatively significant Wagner presence in the East for a bit about 18 months ago but they then kind of disappeared. Might have coresponded with them getting smashed by the spams in Syria (Kasham?).

Love the idea of a "government in a box" service. cracking business model
 
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