France consults its traditional allies in southern Libya
France, which has taken a back seat in the United Nations' conflict resolution process, has consulted two of its long-standing allies in southern Libya, Abdelmajid Saif al-Nasr and Musa Koni, even though they are less influential than they used to be. [...]
Fayez Sarraj lines up Tripoli's militias against Bachagha
Following the example of Rada, the Ghneiwa militia has now accepted the authority of Fayez Sarraj's Presidential Council. This brings the prime minister a step closer to gaining control of the Tripoli government's security system, which is normally answerable to the Ministry of the Interior, and, by the same token, to thwarting the ambitions of Misrati interior minister Fathi Bachagha. [...]
Libya's Chadian legion to return home and wreak havoc?
Over the last fortnight the Chadian government has been following with concern the situation in neighbouring Libya, where the military setbacks of General Haftar could leave hundreds of Chadian rebels at a loose end and capable of posing a threat to N'Djamena. [...]
Under pressure on the military front, Haftar tries a new political ploy
Faced with advances by the government of national accord's forces on the ground and ruptures in the supply lines of the Libyan National Army's allies, General Haftar could now find himself confronted by switches of allegiance among some of his supporters. [...]