A number of militias in Tripolitania appear more and more to be acting independently from the PC, even though they are formally part of it.Other important forces in Libya hold different and at times unpredictable positions.He now has territorial control over large parts of the eastern province, control over most of the oil resources and ports, a much better equipped and trained armed force under his command and powerful international backers Egypt, the UAE….
Public executions and “disappearings” were common under his dictatorship; executions were even broadcast during children’s TV programmes.
has published a report from the Rome 2017 Mediterranean Dialogues that was held over the weekend.
The compendium of essays contains an article by Arturo Varvelli titled “Through the strains: a viable roadmap for Libya? In the piece Varvelli explores the complex dynamic internally and externally in Libya and suggests: …it would be incorrect to reduce the country’s problems to the confrontation between Haftar and al-Serraj, as a number of other factors are currently affecting the Libyan scenario.
Rhiannon Smith spoke to Radio Sputnik to discuss reports that Erik Prince, the founder of notorious private security firm Blackwater, is pitching for his new firm, Frontiers Services Group, to intervene in the migrant crisis in Libya.
Smith discusses the many flaws in such a plan, questioning the practical, logistical and ethical basis of Prince’s claims that his firm could, “create a Libyan border police along the southern border,” and that his approach would be more “humane and professional” than current programmes.