It is true that the raids carried out against the suburbs of the capital with the help of the “hired” hunters have not proved to be too effective. A Libyan diplomat close to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Unity (GNA) and close to Italy said, in an interview with Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed, that Paris planned to provide state-of-the-art weapons to the forces of the Libyan National Army (ANL). The decision of Paris to deliver new weapons to Haftar’s forces, however, seems motivated less by any desire to accelerate the conquest of Tripoli than by a deeper plan cleverly worked for months and this, together with the Americans and Israelis , says Hadi Mohammadi.
Indeed, Khalifa Haftar is supported by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, France and the United Kingdom, while the Government of Faye al-Serraj (recognized by the Un) is actively supported by Turkey, Qatar, Italy but also and to some France that plays on both tables because, says Paris, the growing proximity between Haftar and forces loyal to the former regime Gaddafi worried NATO. But this is perhaps the only reason for French ambiguity. Indeed against a backdrop of fighting intensifying in Libyan territory, militias are made and unmade. The reports now report the re-emergence of Daesh in the center of Libya, a region where the organization was eliminated in 2017. It seems that there is a real desire to increase the notch fighting without helping the One or the other party to win, the goal is to ensure that there is a movement of militia to neighboring countries, says the analyst.
The Tunisian Minister of Defense returns in a recent interview denouncing “the weapons and ammunition transported by Europeans, including French,” who “were seized on the border between Libya and Tunisia.” “A first group, consisting of 11 people with diplomatic passports from Libya, tried to enter Tunisia by sea aboard two zodiacs. He was spotted by the Tunisian army and pursued off the coast of Djerba (south-east). Weapons and ammunition were seized, “Tunisian Defense Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi told reporters.
In remarks broadcast by several local media, Abdelkarim Zbidi also said that other weapons and ammunition were seized at the Tunisian-Libyan land border with a group of 13 French “under diplomatic cover” and traveling on board. six 4X4. According to local media, the seizure took place at the Ras Jedir border crossing, the main crossing point between the two countries.
In fact, “these French nationals are neither diplomats nor tourists but rather special forces that accompanied the forces of Marshal Haftar for his offensive on Tripoli.These officers are in Greyan, 75 kilometers from the capital” .
The attack on Tripoli seems to target as much if not more than Tripoli the neighboring countries that are Tunisia and Algeria. “We are at the heart of an attempt to destabilize that aims to affect Tunisia and Algeria, says the analyst,” said Hadi Mohammadi.
The Algerian army executed, besides this Tuesday, a live ball exercise near the border with Libya, said a statement from the Ministry of National Defense. These maneuvers come in the context of the attack launched by Marshal Haftar on the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The exercise, named Enadjm Essati’a 2019 (Bright Star 2019), took place at the firing range of the Northeast In-Amenas operational area.
“This exercise was carried out by units of the North-East Operational Sector In-Amenas, as well as by air units composed of aircraft and fire helicopters, including an air reconnaissance aircraft”, he stated in the statement. According to the same source, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, ANP Chief of Staff, who attended the training sessions, will also inspect units deployed along the border with Libya.Source: iuvmpress