Egypt is sounding the drums of war in Libya, but any military incursion faces daunting military and political obstacles.
Although there has been a lull in airstrikes and less fighting over the past 10 days, heavy exchanges of artillery fire could be heard from some front lines south of Tripoli late on Sunday, residents said.
The strongman’s rationale for outrightly attempting a supreme hold on power through the Tripoli offensive is interlaced with narratives he thinks will resonate with his embattled people. He may well be mistaken.
The UN has condemned the latest challenge to the authority of government, warning it would sow further disorder in the country.
An important Libyan port is now under the control of General Haftar, who is at odds with the UN-backed Libyan government in Tripoli
DAESH has extended its presence along some 250 km of Libya's Mediterranean coast on both sides of the coastal city of Sirte, and in January attacked the oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf.
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