#FactOfTheDay 04/09/2018 – Chaos in Libya

#FactOfTheDay 04/09/2018 – Chaos in Libya

Libya is split in two: in Tripoli there is the Fayez Al Sarraj’s government (it is recognized by the international community and supported by the United States) and Khalifa Haftar, former Gaddafi’s general and head of the military wing of the Parliament of Tobruk (supported by France). Tripoli is now besieged by the rebels. They are advancing, fighting 6 kilometers from Tripoli. Prisoners are fleeing from prison. Prime Minister Serraj asks for help from Misrata. Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj’s Presidential Council has given a mandate to the militia Anti-Terrorism Force in Misrata, led by General Mohammed Al Zain, to enter the capital to organize a new ceasefire and end violence in the southern suburbs of the capital.

« We call on all parties in Libya to cease hostilities immediately, there is no military solution to the situation in Libya, only politics », said a spokesman for the European Commission, who added: « the escalation of violence is undermining a situation that is already fragile, and violence will only bring more violence to the detriment of the Libyans ».

Maria Elena Argano

For further information:

Sky Tg24 Website: https://tg24.sky.it/mondo/2018/09/03/scontri-libia-cosa-succede.html

ANSA Website: http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/mondo/africa/2018/09/02/brigata-ribellepronti-assalto-a-tripoli_c01b2514-fb66-4cc1-9713-50eb2f5e923b.html

Maria Elena Argano

Après un bachelier en sciences politiques et relations internationales à l'Université de Palerme, j'ai décidé de continuer mon parcours à Bruxelles, en master de sciences politiques et relations internationales avec spécialisation paix, sécurité et conflits. En 2015, j'ai commencé mon parcours professionnel au sein de l’Institut Méditerranéen d’études internationales (IMESI). Ensuite, en 2016, pendant un an, j’ai été assistante de recherche pour le Research Unit One. Actuellement je suis coordinatrice du département consacré à la politique extérieure, sécurité et défense à l'IMESI. Chez EU-Logos, je m'occupe du portefeuille des relations extérieures et plus spécifiquement les relations entre l'UE et l'OTAN.

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