Cairo has been reduced to a mere observer in the Libyan conflict as Turkish drones in the service of the UN-recognised Tripoli government alter the battleground equation.
Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar assumed that Ankara’s support of the UN-recognised Tripoli government would not stand in his way. That turned out to be a miscalculation.
The entry of African mercenaries risks further destabilising the situation in Libya and presents risks for the countries these fighters will return back to.
Libyan and US officials say hundreds of Russian mercenaries are backing commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have been trying for months to capture the capital Tripoli.
Libya’s ambitious warlord, Khalifa Haftar, continues his attack on the country’s capital held by the UN-recognised Tripoli government - but this time he has Russian backing.
A two-day conference will be hosted in Palermo to bring Libya's rival governments to the table, but some prominent Libyans have more confidence in the UN-backed talks scheduled forJanuary 2019.
Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's killing did not bring democracy to Libya but created more divisions and mismanagement, which makes some miss the days of the dictator.
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