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“LNA chances of success are zero”: a review of the foreign press about the defeats of Haftar in Libya

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The failures of the Libyan national army in the battles of Tripoli caused a stormy and mixed reaction in the world media. Indeed, the success of the PNS troops, actively supported by Ankara, can lead to a radical change in the entire military-political situation in the country.


Haftaru faces loss of patrons


The focus of foreign media was on the battle at Al-Watiyah airbase, as a result of which Haftar's troops failed and were forced to abandon a strategically important facility. Jared Malsin, columnist for The Wall Street Journal, said the turning point in the civil war was triggered by interference in Turkey, which provided very significant support to Faiz Saraj’s Government of the National Accord Government.

The Guardian, which is hard to suspect of sympathy for Haftar, however, also connects the successes of the forces of the Government of National Accord with the growing support from Turkey. Ankara seeks to expand access to the Mediterranean gas fields, and therefore actively intervenes in the Libyan war, violating the UN embargo on supplies weapons. According to the publication, Turkey supplies the PNS unmanned aerial vehicles and flies mercenary fighters from Syria to Libya.

At the same time, The Guardian writes that the defeat of Haftar could force the states that support him (Western mass media include Russia as well) to reconsider their policy in Libya, as the field marshal’s plans to overthrow the PNS do not come true. The result of such a review may be the recognition of the Government of National Consent. In the meantime, as the newspaper notes, France and Greece, two European countries that are as opposed to Turkey’s attempts to help the PNS to defeat Haftar, are very concerned about the situation in Libya.

Al-Jazeera emphasizes that the capture of Al-Watiyah airbase by faithful PNS forces has altered the balance of forces on the outskirts of Tripoli. Haftar doesn't have one now aviation base in the western part of Libya, which greatly complicates the position of loyal troops, both in combat and in terms of supply.

According to the publication, Haftar’s troops have suffered one defeat after another over the past 2 months. Six strategically important cities and towns on the west coast, the al-Vatiya airbase, the cities of Tiji and Bader near the Libyan-Tunisian border were lost.

Lybian Express quotes PNS Interior Minister Fathi Bashaghu as saying that after losing the air base, Haftar and LNA’s chances of success are now null.



What do Turkish newspapers write


Turkish media are most harsh in assessing what is happening. This is understandable, since Turkey is the main patron of the Government of National Accord. Without Turkish support, most likely, Haftar would have occupied Tripoli long ago. In Turkish publications like Anadolu, Khalifa Haftar is called the leader of illegal armed groups and relish any failures of the field marshal in every possible way.

So, the Turkish media were particularly delighted with the destruction of Russian-made shells by faithful PNS by the Zanzavod Pantsir. But Turkish media nevertheless refrain from direct criticism of Russia, the main object for their negative emotions is the United Arab Emirates. Therefore, reports of the defeat of the "Shell" everywhere emphasize that the system was delivered to Haftar by the Emirates.

Haberturk writes about the decline in support for Haftar among the simple Libyan population after a series of failures of the field marshal. Apparently, a typical variant of the Arab East “support those who are stronger” works here.

Also, the Turkish publication emphasizes that the UAE and Egypt can stop the support of Haftar if they are convinced of his inability to free Tripoli. It is possible that they will put on Agilah Salih, the head of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, who formerly warmly supported Haftar, but is now beginning to criticize him.

Abu Dhabi leadership is considering supporting Salih with the consent of Egypt and Russia,

- writes the edition.

However, it is worth noting that the Turkish and Qatari media clearly exaggerate the extent of the defeat of the Haftar army. It is very premature to say that his army was nearly routed utterly. But, of course, the events in Tripolitania are unpleasant for Haftar, and his patrons in the person of the UAE and Egypt will have to attract additional resources for the operational restoration of the combat capabilities of the Libyan National Army.
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  1. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 20 May 2020 14: 30 New
    0
    Two roosters cannot understand in any way, turn their firebrands, and look at their owners, how they bleed them, use them as one product, use them and throw them away.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 20 May 2020 23: 33 New
      +5
      Even suppose that the PNS wins, even if "for a clear advantage", do you think that the war will end with the solemn hanging of Haftar and his associates? Yes, the very next month, and maybe even a day, the leaders of the National Accord will begin to disagree on the subject of how to divide power, oil wells, and what else. Again, their communities and clans there mean much more than civic feelings, so the war of all against all will continue until either a new dictator or colonial forces establish order with a firm hand.
      1. well
        well 22 May 2020 11: 54 New
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        Italians chtoli?
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 22 May 2020 18: 40 New
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          It’s a white sahib, and it doesn’t matter from which country, even though under the UN flag and soldiers with muzzles are blacker than a boot, it is important who will give orders.
  2. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 20 May 2020 14: 38 New
    -5
    the states supporting it (Western media include Russia among them)

    And this is so, isn't it? Or "Western voices", they just dragged us to a heap?
    And then I apparently missed something ... what
    1. bk316
      bk316 20 May 2020 16: 47 New
      +5
      And then I apparently missed something ...

      Missed. As a field marshal, he almost sent GDP. Like, we’re field marshals here, tomorrow we’ll be the head of the Jamacher’s, we don’t need different advice.
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 20 May 2020 17: 20 New
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        Quote: bk316
        Missed. As a field marshal, he almost sent GDP.

        This is me, just in the know. I remember those negotiations. I missed the moment when Russia began to support this Javdet ...
        1. bk316
          bk316 20 May 2020 17: 22 New
          +4
          I missed the moment when Russia began to support this Javdet ...

          And I realized, in fact, if it is to support (well, as Assad), then never ... laughing
          1. Vasyan1971
            Vasyan1971 20 May 2020 17: 26 New
            +1
            Quote: bk316
            to support (well, as Assad)

            At least for me, the current situation looks about the same. The Turks with aviation joined in and the Haftar drang wilted.
            1. bk316
              bk316 20 May 2020 17: 57 New
              +1
              The Turks with aviation joined in and the Haftar drang wilted.

              And what is surprising about the modern war, it is so. The point here is not even the availability of one weapon or another. We need a system: armaments, people, intelligence, supplies, discipline, tactics ..... Arabs (from Egypt to the Saudis from Libya to Syria) think over and over again: here I’ll buy a wunderwaffle and finish everybody by all means do not indulge, well, rake up over and over again.

              In general, of course, this is their misfortune - the Native American-Bedouin mentality: he bought a rifle, he killed a white man.
              1. Vasyan1971
                Vasyan1971 20 May 2020 18: 06 New
                +1
                Quote: bk316
                And what is surprising about the modern war, it is so.

                In our case, this is not about that.
                The point is that statements like:
                the states supporting it (Western media include Russia among them)
                -
                this is an outright lie with the goal of demonizing Russia.
                1. bk316
                  bk316 20 May 2020 18: 13 New
                  -3
                  this is an outright lie with the goal of demonizing Russia.

                  Well, of course. I have ceased to be amazed at what their media write - separation from reality has happened a long time ago.
                  Actually they are paid for it. Here it is necessary to look at our media. Whatever they write and in whose interests.
    2. Putnik119
      Putnik119 20 May 2020 16: 48 New
      +2
      When Haftar wins, he is supported by the Saudis, according to All Media. In case of some kind of failure, they drag in, just in case, Russia. In this case, they demonstrated some scrap metal from a garbage dump, trumpeted the seizure of an airstrip in a certain village, and they bury Haftar. Especially interesting about the odds. We will see.
    3. well
      well 22 May 2020 11: 56 New
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      At least Haftar came to Russia, but for some reason he immediately left.
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 22 May 2020 12: 06 New
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        Quote: well
        At least Haftar came to Russia, but for some reason he immediately left.


        And what that came? Who knows, who came here?
  3. Alexy
    Alexy 20 May 2020 14: 40 New
    +5
    The colonel at one time was much cooler than the modern field marshal.
    1. alone
      alone 20 May 2020 20: 09 New
      +6
      Quote: Alexy
      The colonel at one time was much cooler than the modern field marshal.

      Because the colonel was a colonel ... a real one .. And this "field marshal" lost the "Toyota war", was taken prisoner with the troops entrusted to him, having colossal technical superiority, betrayed Gaddafi, then the House of Representatives, declaring himself the supreme "shaman" .. And now declares that he is removing troops from near Tripoli due to Ramadan ..
      PS By the way, he has been standing near Tripoli for a whole year .. For some reason, in the past Ramadan he did not withdraw the troops, but stormed the city .. And now when the boiler is shining on him, he suddenly remembered Ramadan ..
  4. dzvero
    dzvero 20 May 2020 14: 45 New
    +1
    "Dizziness from success" very often comes with a lingering hangover, not being recognized in the mirror, and sometimes with the replacement of a passport photo ...
    1. Masha
      Masha 20 May 2020 15: 29 New
      +2
      unrecognition in the mirror

      Man, I don’t know you, but I’ll shave you .... wassat
  5. Ham
    Ham 20 May 2020 15: 01 New
    +7
    I would not pay much attention to what they write there "Western media" ...
    after they "buried" Kim Jong-un - you can trust them no more than some sort of dumpster
    1. Break through
      Break through 20 May 2020 15: 34 New
      -11
      Funny Turkish media. The broken armor was knocked down and joyful full pants.
  6. Siberian 66
    Siberian 66 20 May 2020 15: 06 New
    +7
    Haftar some time ago behaved somewhat arrogantly. Ours expressed bewilderment. Haftar began to lose.
  7. AVTOHTON
    AVTOHTON 20 May 2020 15: 20 New
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    I'm for Haftar! hi He still studied in the USSR Although the devil himself doesn’t understand them there in the East .. But I support him, it is not in vain that the West and other puppets so hate him, the same Turkey!
    1. Masha
      Masha 20 May 2020 15: 42 New
      +4
      Although the devil himself will not understand them there in the East.

      East is a delicate matter....
    2. Oleg Zorin
      Oleg Zorin 20 May 2020 16: 54 New
      +6
      He also has US citizenship and has lived there for about 20 years. You at least look at Wikipedia
    3. no one
      no one 20 May 2020 18: 18 New
      +2
      Who hates him in the west? The French and Greeks love him very much
    4. Revolver
      Revolver 20 May 2020 23: 44 New
      +1
      Quote: AVTOHTON
      I'm for Haftar! Studied in the USSR yet

      These Arab military students mainly studied as damsels with unstable moral standards to use and suppress vodaru. Somehow, I talked with one of them in the line for alcohol (just when Gorbaty started the fight against alcoholism and alcoholism), saying that what are you doing here, Allah does not allow you. So he said that Allah is there, but here it is possible.
    5. well
      well 22 May 2020 12: 02 New
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      Dudaev and Maskhadov also studied in the USSR ....
  8. +5
    +5 20 May 2020 15: 24 New
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    Well, by and large, we don’t care a bit about Libya ... Haftar has a lot of more interested people behind him ... and let the Turks get into Libya better than Syria
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 20 May 2020 23: 50 New
      +2
      Quote: 5-9
      and let the Turks climb into Libya better than Syria

      Yes, this Erdogan climbs everywhere where it is necessary and where it is not necessary. There is a plug in every cork, and sharpening in every kidney. But only if he continues to be rude to Trump, then you can fly out of NATO. Those Greeks only dream about it.
  9. Break through
    Break through 20 May 2020 15: 26 New
    -4
    Haftar has chances. And not small ones. You just have to think it over properly.
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 20 May 2020 15: 40 New
      -2
      It is reported that after the loss of the air base of Al-Vatiya, today, the Hawtor lost another town near Tarkhuna, and 3 armor in the city of Tarkhuna. They were bombed by UAVs.
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        1. ABM
          ABM 20 May 2020 23: 43 New
          +2
          Yeah, 37! There were so many of them in the Emirates (where they were delivered from) laughing purely Turkish approach - enemy losses are multiplied by ten
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    2. AVTOHTON
      AVTOHTON 21 May 2020 08: 11 New
      +1
      Quote: Break through
      Haftar has chances. And not small ones. You just have to think it over properly.

      I agree, a more adequate and serious man .. Although skeletons in the closet are also available hi
  10. Junior Private
    Junior Private 20 May 2020 15: 33 New
    +2
    For a long time they will share Gaddafi's polymer legacy. And the colonel simply believed a little of democratic nonsense. "His example to other science ..." is not about the Arabs.
  11. Thrifty
    Thrifty 20 May 2020 15: 37 New
    -1
    Also, these media and Assad in Syria were "buried", or at least "dismissed." Haftar will be able to draw conclusions for the defeat, and I hope he will turn the victory of Lna into a Pyrrhic victory. ..
    1. Voltsky
      Voltsky 20 May 2020 16: 00 New
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      for Syria, the big and terrible uncles are seriously harnessed, and even Egypt is not openly harnessed for the "marshal" because not many Ottomans will score
      1. KARAKURT15
        KARAKURT15 20 May 2020 16: 42 New
        -1
        Egypt at the end of the war with Ethiopia. They are not up to Haftarik right now wink
        1. Voltsky
          Voltsky 20 May 2020 17: 06 New
          +1
          Is it really so ?! They didn’t seem to have been sent directly yet, negotiations are still going on over the dam
    2. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 20 May 2020 16: 02 New
      -3
      It is clear that you write such texts not out of love for Havtor, but out of hatred for the Turks. I just don’t understand why you are doing this, and what wrong have they done to you? Do you bet the wrong one, make the wrong friends, as a result, sadness and anger, and everything in a circle? Or are you from the "Ararat" club, most likely.
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    3. Oleg Zorin
      Oleg Zorin 20 May 2020 16: 58 New
      +2
      LNA (Libyan National Army) this is the army of Haftar. Khalifa Haftar has been the Commander-in-Chief of the LNA since March 2, 2015. laughing
  12. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 20 May 2020 16: 06 New
    +3
    Started!!!! Everything is lost!!! The Turks defeated Russia, Erdogan outplayed Putin, etc. Tomorrow they will sing differently, but what else to do on self-isolation, Putin extended the "pandemic" to 65+, now grandmothers will not soon appear on the benches to inform the world about the latest news, economic forecasts and why the football player's wife is photographed in a swimsuit, and the Chinese strange teachings))))
  13. g1v2
    g1v2 20 May 2020 16: 25 New
    +6
    Damn, from one local success megaStalingrad is already riveting. There was generally a tribal militia allied to Haftar, namely, there were almost no people there. The Turks threw into battle several thousand Syrian fighters and the militia of the tribes fled. If the emirates will drive their mercenaries or special forces, then the Turks will roll back. Haftar still controls most of the country and oil. Behind it is neighboring Egypt. He is helped by the Saudis with money and the Israelis with training and weapons. To defeat his Turks will have to transfer much more forces and means.
  14. U-58
    U-58 20 May 2020 16: 36 New
    +5
    It seems that the Arabs themselves are no warriors from the word at all.
    The main tactics:
    - raise the machine gun over the parapet and release the entire magazine in the "direction of the enemy"
    - put the machine around the corner and do the same.
    - wait in ambush for a single car and slam into it from an RPG.
    But when a patron appears - whether Putin, Erdogan - gives weapons, militants and advisers, then the changes begin on the fronts.
  15. orlec
    orlec 20 May 2020 16: 45 New
    -2
    Is it true that for Haftar, Russian PMC mercenaries are fighting? INFA is extremely controversial
    1. Oleg Zorin
      Oleg Zorin 20 May 2020 16: 50 New
      +6
      “If there (in Libya. - RBC) there are Russian citizens, then they do not represent the interests of the Russian state,” Putin said. They also “do not receive money from the Russian state,” he added.

      Read more at RBC:
      https://www.rbc.ru/politics/11/01/2020/5e19ec739a7947935050700d
    2. sabakina
      sabakina 20 May 2020 17: 04 New
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      Quote: orlec
      Is it true that for Haftar, Russian PMC mercenaries are fighting? INFA is extremely controversial

      Peter Blood was an Englishman of Irish descent. And what? Did he fight for the British crown?
      1. orlec
        orlec 20 May 2020 17: 24 New
        +1
        Well, yes, fought, and so what? And here is Peter Blood? He simply asked if there were any mercenaries in Libya.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 20 May 2020 17: 31 New
          -2
          Are the mercenaries subject to the head of state? bully
          1. orlec
            orlec 20 May 2020 17: 34 New
            +1
            Can you read? What does Putin have to do with it ??? It's just interesting to have ours there or not.
      2. Rakovor
        Rakovor 20 May 2020 17: 49 New
        +1
        Blood never fought, this is a fictional character.))
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    2. MMX
      MMX 20 May 2020 17: 36 New
      +4
      Quote: KARAKURT15

      Who, who? Militia? laughing Hey, my friend, these are not SMOKETS or LYNYRS, there are not "miners" fighting there)) And the Wagnerites ran, well, those who of course managed to run wink


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  17. Oleg Zorin
    Oleg Zorin 20 May 2020 16: 49 New
    +1
    The consequences for Haftar are unlikely to be fatal. And yes, Ilya, his patrons are not only Egypt and the UAE.
  18. APASUS
    APASUS 20 May 2020 16: 53 New
    +2
    The conflict is more reminiscent of the struggle for sponsor funds than a military conflict.
  19. demiurg
    demiurg 20 May 2020 17: 02 New
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    This war will continue until one of the three world leaders, the United States, Russia, or China, decides to end it. There will be advisers, a base, a mountain of weapons. And in a couple of years everything will settle down.
    And all the local kittens proudly calling themselves regional powers are played in the sandbox and afraid to get dirty.
    And the locals are also good, instead of uniting and relying on oil and the advantages of the country's location to build a completely normal state, they pull the blanket over themselves.
  20. g1v2
    g1v2 20 May 2020 17: 23 New
    +3
    By the way, channel 218 claims. that the base was empty. The main forces of Haftar left her a week before, and the last forces - 5 hours before the capture by the Turks.
  21. cniza
    cniza 20 May 2020 17: 32 New
    +3
    It is very premature to say that his army was nearly routed utterly.


    It is difficult to give an objective assessment; no one has canceled the information war.
  22. camo ridges
    camo ridges 20 May 2020 20: 02 New
    -1
    Haftar, unfortunately, does not have outstanding mental
    abilities, otherwise he would accept all the proposals of Russia, and his
    ambition stuck away to better times. And our interests
    in Libya are not of any prejudice to other major
    players, on the contrary, they are very modest, and if this impressive
    uncle accepted them - I am convinced Tripoli was now in his hands. Unfortunately,
    besides impressiveness, nature has not endowed him with anything ...
    1. tekinoral
      tekinoral 20 May 2020 23: 44 New
      +1
      Quote: Camo Grydeshi
      . And our interests
      in Libya are not of any prejudice to other major
      player

      Yes, GAZPROM, ROSNEFT
  23. Vince stanford
    Vince stanford 21 May 2020 00: 36 New
    -3
    Well, what are Russians? Did you play well in partnership with neo-Ottomans? Nothing, nothing, the Turks have put the sticks in your wheels more than once, you will know then.
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  25. asr55
    asr55 31 May 2020 20: 52 New
    0
    And why in the military review there are no more authors more realistic and far-sighted than this Ilya Polonsky. Well, how can I write an article in such a publication and have completely failed to understand the current situation in Libya.
  26. asr55
    asr55 31 May 2020 20: 54 New
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    Quote: Vince Stanford
    Well, what are Russians? Did you play well in partnership with neo-Ottomans? Nothing, nothing, the Turks have put the sticks in your wheels more than once, you will know then.

    You’re choking on your Kakelov’s poison.