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LIBYA: Haftar Retakes the Initiative

TRIPOLI – A few months ago, Khalifa Haftar declared the “zero hour“ for the capture of Tripoli. Indeed, the stalemate that had lasted until then began to crumble and the LNA forces under the command of Haftar began to push towards the heart of Tripoli. Several elite brigades were deployed on the southbound line, resulting […]

An Estimated 85,000 Turkish-Backed Terrorists are Fighting in Syria and Libya, While Thousands are in Terrorist Training Camps in Turkey

ANKARA – According to data collected by sources from the battlefields in Syria and Libya and given to Press TV, there are roughly 85,000 terrorists who enjoy Turkey’s support. Of this number, some 38,500 terrorists are operating under the banner of the National Front for Liberation, which is a coalition of 15 factions, and include […]

Syria’s Assad Joins Forces With Libya’s Haftar to Combat Turkey

The Emergent Libyan government will open an embassy in Damascus By Jason Ditz    While recent generations have shown them reluctant to expand far beyond their borders, in the past few months Turkey has shown interest in overseas military engagements. Forces have been active in northern Syria with an eye toward regime change, and Turkey […]

Russia Denies Rumors of Russian Troops in Libya

MOSCOW – Press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov made an announcement today apparently denying the rumors that Russian ground troops were present in Libya. “ Vladimir Putin , the commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation did not send troops to Libya and did not give any orders in […]

The Libyan Crisis Will See The End Of Erdoğan

By Evangelos D. Kokkinos – Editor-in-Chief at Pentapostagma.gr The Libyan issue is a matter of life and death for Erdogan – a one-way downfall for the Turkish president after the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar paralyzed the Turkish-backed Government of National Accords (GNA) based in Tripoli by driving into oil-rich areas. […]

MAJOR: New Rift in NATO as Turkey and France Engage in War of Words over Libya

PARIS/ANKARA – Turkey’s leadership blamed France for causing instability in Libya after the French President Emmanuel Macron accused his Turkish counterpart of failing “to keep his word” and to put an end to Turkish aggressive Neo-Ottoman meddling in the North African country. “The main [actor] responsible for the problems in Libya since the crisis started […]

MAJOR: Erdogan Announces Turkey Sending Troops to Libya

ANKARA – Turkish President Erdogan announced that he will be sending troops to Libya under an agreement with the Government of National Accord (GNA). During a speech to the Annual Evaluation Meeting for 2019 at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Centre in Ankara, Erdogan added that Turkey will use both military and diplomatic means […]