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    Libya: Haftar declares the start of Operation Tripoli

    Libya: Haftar declares the start of Operation Tripoli

    SouthFront
    Libyan National Army Moves Towards Tripoli To Clear It From “Terrorists”




    Mohamed Eljarh‏@Eljarh · 13 min.
    Officially, in an address to the LNA forces in and around Tripoli from the LNA's main Operations Room. Haftar declares the start of Operation Tripoli.



    https://twitter.com/ObservatoryLY/st...19848402984960



    https://twitter.com/Ozkok_/status/1113851249231843328




    https://twitter.com/Ozkok_/status/1113852806782435328
    Last edited by goldenequity; 04-05-2019 at 04:54 AM.



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    TRT World Now‏@TRTWorldNow
    DEVELOPING: Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar are pushed back near Libya capital Tripoli – AFP cites a security source

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    https://twitter.com/amelgasir/status...51819951534081

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    https://twitter.com/Ozkok_/status/1113914902207451147




    https://twitter.com/Ozkok_/status/1114057472602406913

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    https://twitter.com/mahmouedgamal44/...29173448503297

    (so Haftar is really a Saudi collaborator now?
    I thought he was a Gaddafi loyalist and was backed by Russia....
    but recent reports say he has had secret meetings with the Saudis and Mossad.
    It's always about the oil... controlling it, stopping it, stealing it, developing it. whatever...
    I'm betting this skirmish is about choking the supply to world markets putting additional pressure on Trump.)
    Last edited by goldenequity; 04-05-2019 at 07:10 AM.

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    libyaherald‏ @libyaherald · 33 min.
    Hafter advance towards Tripoli repulsed as 'Wadi Doum 2' operation launched by Western Region Forces
    https://www.libyaherald.com/2019/04/...region-forces/

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    Exclusive: Saudi Arabia threatens to ditch dollar oil trades to stop 'NOPEC'

    Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its oil in currencies other than the dollar if Washington passes a bill exposing OPEC members to U.S. antitrust lawsuits, three sources familiar with Saudi energy policy said.

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-sa...-idUKKCN1RH008


    as Saudi/US relations deteriorate... I can't help but wonder about Haftar's sudden move...


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    -- GEROMAN --
    @GeromanAT
    4 min.
    #Libya #Tripoli
    #LNA took international air port:


    https://twitter.com/descifraguerra/s...18315000483842





    https://twitter.com/Ozkok_/status/1114225211522650114
    Last edited by goldenequity; 04-05-2019 at 06:50 PM.

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    Libya a great success story for NATO.

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    Libya:

    Faraj Aljarih
    BREAKING: LNA Air Force declares western Libya as military operations area where no warplane or aircraft will be flown.
    "Any aircraft in this area will be dealt with as a hostile target & the airport which took it off from it will be immediately hit." LNAAF said.



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    https://twitter.com/NadiaR_LY/status...31093003341824


    Al-Masdar News
    Major showdown brewing in Tripoli as rival Libyan forces clash near capital city (MAP)
    https://aml.ink/NaDq1




    BERIUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – An important battle is brewing in northwestern Libya as
    the Turkish-backed forces from the Government of General Accords
    and
    Egyptian-backed Libyan National Army (LNA) prepare to square off in the capital city of Tripoli.

    Using his battle-tested forces, General Khalifah Haftar has managed to seize much of the country from terrorist groups like
    the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) and Al-Qaeda, along with the Turkish-backed Government of General Accords.

    With the recent capture Gariyan in northwestern Libya, the Haftar-led forces have besieged the Government of General Accords south of Tripoli city.

    Furthermore, the Haftar-led Libyan National Army is now within striking distance of Tripoli for the first time since the second phase of the Libyan War began.

    While the Government of General Accords is in no doubt serious trouble, they may get bailed out by their Turkish allies,
    who have already sent much needed military aid to the forces in Tripoli.

    Should Turkey mimic their moves in Syria, which saw them enter the Idlib and Aleppo governorates to the block the Syrian government forces from taking these territories,
    they could ultimately force the Libyan National Army to halt their operations around the capital.

    However, the likelihood of the Turkish military deploying to Tripoli is very slim,
    especially given that the Libyan National Army is already at the outskirts of the capital city.

    The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres did meet with Haftar on Friday,
    but it is unlikely that he was able to persuade the Libyan general to abort his military initiate.

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    Unconfirmed:

    Kadhafi’s son, Seďf al-Islam Kadhafi is dead.
    https://dimpenews.com/2019/04/06/kad...dhafi-is-dead/



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    Yury Barmin
    Lavrov comments on escalation in Libya, says Russia is against "unilaterally pinning blame" for what's happening in Tripoli
    but that Moscow doesn't bid on either side. Mismari welcomed this position, Haftar called Deputy FM to discuss advance on Tripoli
    https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3937236
    Last edited by goldenequity; 04-06-2019 at 03:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    Libya: Haftar declares the start of Operation Tripoli

    SouthFront
    Libyan National Army Moves Towards Tripoli To Clear It From “Terrorists”

    Youtube video already blocked. The evil must not like Haftar.
    Blocked on copyright grounds. Yeah right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWDude View Post
    Youtube video already blocked. The evil must not like Haftar.
    Blocked on copyright grounds. Yeah right.
    Here's a different one...
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...wards-tripoli/

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    The US army evacuated the US diplomatic mission stationed in Tripoli.


    https://twitter.com/Ozkok_/status/1114837877404372993



    Guy Elster
    US pulls some troops out of Libya amid unrest
    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Mid...id-unrest.ashx


    Guy Elster
    Haftar's army spokesperson says he welcomed Russia's stance on the situation in Libya

    Guy Elster
    BREAKING Forces of Libyan strongman Haftar announce first air strike on Tripoli suburb: AFP

    Guy Elster
    BREAKING: UN calls for 'urgent' truce in Libyan capital Tripoli to evacuate civilians, wounded









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    https://twitter.com/Ozkok_/status/1115179024211431424



    Sarraj with his generals. Still, without Misrata's help, he will lose Tripoli.




    SouthFront‏ @southfronteng · 12 min.
    Military Situation In Libya On April 8, 2019 (Map Update)

    Last edited by goldenequity; 04-08-2019 at 04:12 AM.

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    If Hafter wants to succeed he will have to take the road between Tripoli and Misrata to split his enemies. He could then take Tripoli and announce his own national government. There are rumors that some of the warlords in Tripoli are willing to change sides and to join Haftar.

    Hafter has open support from France, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Russia. The Trump administration is not interested to step into the mess. Hafter is an old CIA asset and if he takes control there is a good chance that the U.S. will have influence over him. As long as Libyan oil flows and keeps the global oil price down Trump will be happy. Russia is trying to stay in the background to not give the anti-Russian forces in Washington an excuse to intervene.

    The Muslim Brothers, supported by Turkey and Qatar, are still in play in Misrata but have otherwise lost their influence on the ground.

    Hafter and his troops seem to have nearly all advantages on their side. Their supply route from Benghazi through the south towards Tripoli is too long, but France is helping to protect it by keeping rebels from Chad and Mali in Libya's south under control. The Egyptian air force may well help again and destroy whatever planes Misrata has left.

    But war is unpredictable and militia in Libya have often changed sides on a moment's notice. It may take 10 days to take Tripoli without many casualties or 100 days of intense fighting. The attempt could even fail.

    Libya is a divers tribal country that is unlikely to function as a democracy. A strongman like Muhammad Ghaddafi can control it by distributing the income from its mineral resources and by keeping the Islamists down. Hafter may be able to replicate that.

    But he is 75 years old. A year ago he was evacuated to France for some medical emergency procedures. His sons, two of which lead some of his militia, are of unknown quality. Another problem is brewing in Benghazi where Wahabbi preachers, trained in Saudi Arabia, replaced Muslim Bortherhood preachers and now introduce Saudi style rule over women and local culture.

    A strongman ruling all of Libya from Tripoli is certainly better for Libya and its people than the long chaos that ensued after the war the U.S., Britain and France waged against the country. Given some time Hafter may well achieve that. But he is not a longterm solution. The best one can hope for is that he wins enough time for Libya to come back to its senses and for the civil war to die down.

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/0...to-hafter.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    Libya is a divers tribal country that is unlikely to function as a democracy. A strongman like Muhammad Ghaddafi can control it by distributing the income from its mineral resources
    This is what diversity does to a country, it's no wonder the Demoncrats want it here.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    This is what diversity does to a country, it's no wonder the Demoncrats want it here.
    Pretty much you nailed it Sword and Diversity is what destroyed Yugoslavia.

    Here's the taste of Diversity.
    Bosnia Ban.

    They argued that the capital is predominantly Muslim and Father Christmas is not part of the Muslim tradition.
    Do ya think Western Liberals would ever wake up?



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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryCanadian View Post
    Do ya think Western Liberals would ever wake up?
    Most will never wake up, they will die first.
    But enough might wake up to save the west at the last moment.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    https://twitter.com/GDarkconrad/stat...26546216374272




    https://twitter.com/Ruptly/status/1116247340422258688



    Oded Berkowitz‏ @Oded121351 · 5 min.
    #Libya- (H/T @Elganga90 for first bringing this to my attention) LNA fighter posing with an 9K32 Strela-2/SA-7 Grail MANPADS, and 1PN79-M, 1P45 sights for 9M133 Kornet/AT-14 Spriggan (H/T @CalibreObscura for the specific IDs)

    Last edited by goldenequity; 04-11-2019 at 03:48 AM.

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    Map Update: Progress Of Libyan National Army Advance In Tripoli Countryside


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    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    latest GNA v LNA


    Battle For Tripoli Continues. Casualties And Equipment Losses Grow Further (Maps, Photos)
    https://southfront.org/battle-for-tr...r-maps-photos/









    also FYI:

    Ali Özkök
    @Ozkok_
    Today Turks form two-thirds (est.266,640) of Misrata's 400,000 inhabitants.
    (Misrata is coastal district E. of Tripoli/W. of Benghazi)

    Last edited by goldenequity; 04-15-2019 at 03:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post

    https://twitter.com/Ozkok_/status/1115179024211431424
    Saudis 'gave Libya's Haftar millions of dollars before offensive' on Tripoli
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/...175708363.html

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    Ya well good luck with Tripoli , LOL , what a fools errand .
    Do something Danke



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    Ali Özkök‏
    Libya violence widens rift between Gulf countries: UAE/Saudi Arabia vs Qatar
    https://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2...gulf-countries



    Ali Özkök‏
    Qatar calls for arms embargo against Libya's Haftar
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-l...-idUSKCN1RS0JE

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    New on MoA:
    Libya - U.S. Reveals Support For Hafter's Side
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/0...ters-side.html


    Guy Elster
    White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar, not a word of condemnation on the offensive against the internationally-backed government

    Guy Elster
    Trump actually endorses Haftar offensive on Tripoli according to this readout

    Guy Elster
    Haftar's army spokesperson says Tripoli battle will strike heavy blow to Turkey and Qatar



    Last edited by goldenequity; 04-19-2019 at 06:06 PM.



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