In Focus | Libya
Eastern Libya proves lucrative for Assad clan

Benghazi and Damascus have grown closer and more aligned in the last five years. Yet it's an alliance shrouded in secrecy, and the only ones profiting from it are businessmen in Syria's and eastern Libya's most powerful circles. [...]
Reading time 7 minutes
In the foreground, Saddam Haftar and Maher al-Assad. Behind them, Khalifa Haftar and Bashar al-Assad.
In the foreground, Saddam Haftar and Maher al-Assad. Behind them, Khalifa Haftar and Bashar al-Assad. © Pictures : Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry/Anadolu Agency via AFP /Abaca Press/Constantinos Pliakos/Alamy/Twitter/Safin Hamid/AFP/Virginie Nguyen Hoang/Hans Lucas via AFP/SANA/Tor Eigeland/Alamy Graphic design : Studio Pachamama
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