Saturday, June 20, 2020

Libya: Turkish involvement reverses LNA gains, resulting in Egypt issuing warning , continue and we enter the fray.

(Tripoli)  At the start of the year things didn't look too good for the Government of National Accord (GNA)  the so called UN sanctioned band of jihadi groups which after refusing to acknowledge the result of elections in June 2014 which they lost, took Tripoli and Misrata by force resulting in the elected Government  the House of representatives to seek shelter first Tobruk and then Benghazi where they tasked  Khalifa Haftar to take back the country with the Libyan National Army (LNA)

This he almost achieved when the lay of the land 6 months ago looked like this: (Blue being the GNA, brown being the LNA)

Today, with a little help from the Turks and at least 20000 imported Syrian jihadists, the lay of the land looks a lot healthier for the GNA . (Just for the info the maps show approx 1/6th of the total area of Libya)

The GNA with the support of the Turks are currently retaking lost ground, however they may have bitten off more than they can chew. As the Egyptians who have been massing  their military on the Libyan border for the past few weeks , have stated that if the GNA advance onto Sirte.(they are currently on the outskirts, they will enter Libya on the side of the LNA.