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Marshal Haftar’s Western Group Threatens

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Marshal Haftar’s Western Group Threatens

There are reports from Libya that the forces of the so-called government of national consent, with the support of pro-Turkish militants, are trying to cut off the forces of Marshal Haftar along the lines of Al-Shweirif (As-Suraif) -Sebha (Sabha) and take Marshal Khalifa Haftar's "Western" group into the circle. Such a threat to the LNA has recently grown substantially.


Turkish drone aviation strikes in the area of ​​the village of Birak.

If the PNS manages to unite its two offensive groups, coming from the north and south of the country, then they (in fact, Turkey) will gain complete control over the oil fields in the west of Libya. Unless, of course, that part of the forces of the Libyan National Army, which occupies positions from Birac to the borders of Algeria and Tunisia, does not provide truly effective resistance.

The “western” LNA group will have only two ways: either really break through to join forces in the east, or lay down weapon. It is unlikely that it will be possible to go to neighboring Algeria or Tunisia. By the way, Algeria, following the example of Egypt, has concentrated impressive forces on the border with Libya, including tank division.

On the map presented in the Tarihpolitika Twitter account, you can see how the main forces of the PNS chose for themselves two main lines of attack: from Tripoli to Al-Shvayrif and from Misrata to Dzhufra. It is in Jufra that one of the main bases of the Haftar forces is located, where, as previously stated in the US African military command, “MiG-23, Su-24 and MiG-29 aircraft repainted by Russia were transferred.”



It should be added that today, Russian defense and foreign ministers Sergei Shoigu and Sergey Lavrov are sent to Turkey with colleagues. Recall that earlier the Libyan Foreign Minister (from the PNS) flew to Moscow, and after a visit to the Russian capital, he went to Ankara, where he was received by Recep Erdogan.
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Twitter / Tarihpolitika
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 14 June 2020 06: 59 New
    +2
    Shoigu with Lavrov to Turkey?
    It is unlikely that they will fly to stop Erdogan ... Rather, "divide the Libyan pie" - to identify areas of influence and oil injections into the global economy.
    1. barin
      barin 14 June 2020 07: 04 New
      +3
      I also doubt that they will threaten. Rather bargain in Syria and Libya.
    2. Putnik119
      Putnik119 14 June 2020 07: 59 New
      +1
      The Libyan pie has long been divided, it seems to me. A piece of this pie is an award to Erdogan for Syria. Especially for the Kurds. If Erdogan does not win in Libya, he will lose the parliamentary elections. This is not good for Russia. Haftar did not understand this in January when he left Moscow. In Libya, it will not end soon. In order not to recover oil exports from it.
      1. Yarhann
        Yarhann 14 June 2020 08: 31 New
        +2
        I also think that the warlike general is being drained because he disobeyed the winter recommendations. In general, of course, what’s going to be there - Syria is more important.
    3. Der visch
      Der visch 14 June 2020 09: 49 New
      0
      Under the "Libyan pie" of the Russian Federation, nothing shines. Learn history ... There are fighting (in addition to the Libyans themselves) Turks on the one hand and the Egyptians from the UAE supported by the Russian Federation, on the other. And the pie will be shared by businessmen from Italy, Germany, France and nya. For the Russian Federation (regarding the interests of the people) - empty chores. If someone has something, then the oligarchs who divided and seized the public property of the USSR ...... Poor Libyans. This is their payment for the shortsightedness and betrayal of Gaddafi ....
      1. iouris
        iouris 14 June 2020 18: 40 New
        +1
        Quote: Der Visch
        This is their payment for the shortsightedness and betrayal of Gaddafi ...

        Nothing depends and did not depend on them. The dissolution of the USSR, the division of assets of the USSR, the pro-American foreign policy of the Russian Federation and the shortsightedness of Gaddafi himself, who tried to "negotiate" (for the loot), and here is the result. East is a gross business.
  2. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 14 June 2020 07: 14 New
    +1
    Without the intervention of external forces, Haftaru will end very soon. Who will stop the Turkish fighters?
    1. iouris
      iouris 14 June 2020 18: 43 New
      0
      Well, come. So what? Erdogan's victory is much more interesting in its consequences.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 14 June 2020 07: 41 New
    0
    Only direct military intervention of the same Algeria and or Egypt would help the Haftar armies to avoid defeat in this war.
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 14 June 2020 14: 43 New
      -3
      Algeria and Tunisia are on the side of the PNS. Morocco will join them the other day, as there are already hints. Egypt will not strain. The conflict with Ethiopians and the opposition within the country is a big problem for Sisi. Still, many officers and generals of the armed forces are against the conflict with the Turks.
    2. Oleg Zorin
      Oleg Zorin 14 June 2020 14: 52 New
      +1
      It's impossible. PNS (all the time I want to say ICP laughing ) is internationally recognized, but Havtar is not. Algeria and Egypt will then automatically fall into the category of "aggressors." Do they need it?
      1. iouris
        iouris 14 June 2020 18: 46 New
        0
        Quote: Oleg Zorin
        internationally recognized

        "internationally recognized" - this is in principle impossible. Everyone has different interests. And if you are a "great power", then you have other interests on the drum because you will be destroyed and eaten up if you are guided by some abstract "values" imprisoned against you. So you need to choose: either you are a great power, or "international recognition". Watch Israel act and explain its anti-Russian position.
  4. knn54
    knn54 14 June 2020 07: 52 New
    +2
    - Earlier, the Libyan Foreign Minister (from the PNS) flew to Moscow, and after a visit to the Russian capital, he went to Ankara, where he was received by Recep Erdogan.
    Met with the US Ambassador to Turkey.
    It seems that the hopes of the "sponsors" for Haftar did not materialize. The Marshal may be "nullified."
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 14 June 2020 08: 10 New
      +2
      It's a pity, but it all started beautifully ... you never know how everything will turn out in the war.
      1. Oquzyurd
        Oquzyurd 14 June 2020 14: 46 New
        +1
        Havtar was a loser, he always lost, even was captured in Chad, but for some reason he always grew in rank, but it should have been the other way around.
  5. Karl
    Karl 14 June 2020 08: 33 New
    -2
    Along the way, peace in Libya is very far away, as in the whole BV .. But it is still more profitable for Russia to grind the devils there, and not in Syria!
  6. alone
    alone 14 June 2020 08: 39 New
    +3
    The situation in the south and south-west of Havtar is really difficult, not only because it can be surrounded .. These territories are sparsely populated and there are only deserts .. There are Tuaregs, and in the south the Tubu tribes .. The Tuaregs and Tubu are not friends with Havtar because of pan-Arabism of the latter .. So at any moment they can slam the ring ..
    1. KURT330
      KURT330 14 June 2020 11: 18 New
      +3
      About the Tuareg and Tubu

    2. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 14 June 2020 14: 58 New
      0
      https://www.stratejikortak.com/2020/06/libya-son-durum-haritasi.html 13.06.2020.Управления по связям при президенте турции опубликовала новое инфо по карте Ливии.Там вся западная часть Ливии уже показана зеленым светом ПНС.
  7. Der visch
    Der visch 14 June 2020 09: 40 New
    -5
    For some reason, the regime does not extend to the Turks the termination of arms supplies to the belligerents in Libya. And Russia is always welcome ... Squeezes under the collective West, like pr .... On x .. who needs such an ally .... He gets her into disassembly, and then hesitates like a girl: she wants and pricks .....
    1. KURT330
      KURT330 14 June 2020 11: 12 New
      +7
      Nothing extends to the Turks in Libya, since they are there at the invitation of a legitimate and recognized government!
      1. really
        really 14 June 2020 11: 47 New
        +2
        Ie Syria on the contrary
        1. alone
          alone 14 June 2020 11: 53 New
          +2
          Quote: really
          Ie Syria on the contrary

          That's right ..
      2. ANB
        ANB 14 June 2020 14: 10 New
        +1
        . since they are there at the invitation of a legitimate and universally recognized government

        Does it exist in Libya? There the devil will break his leg.
        1. alone
          alone 14 June 2020 14: 42 New
          +1
          The PNS is the internationally recognized government of Libya, which is recognized by all countries, including Russia.
  8. Boratsagdiev
    Boratsagdiev 14 June 2020 13: 08 New
    +1
    By the way, Algeria, following the example of Egypt, concentrated impressive forces on the border with Libya, including tank units.

    The third outcome outcome.
    Instead of Turkey, they can occupy the territory themselves and impose "democracy."
    Oil is "no man's" again ...
    1. Tzar
      Tzar 14 June 2020 16: 44 New
      +2
      By the way, a good option, it is necessary to make like the Americans in Syria: there just near the oil wells remained unfinished Igilovites. We fly there with the whole armada, equip the Tuareg to play the role of the Kurds, create a 55-kilometer security zone like Attanf, and it's done! As a result, Vladimir Vladimirovich will loudly tell the whole world that he likes oil and he will leave it to himself drinks Oh, dreams ...
  9. ANB
    ANB 14 June 2020 14: 09 New
    -2
    Quote: lonely
    Quote: really
    Ie Syria on the contrary

    That's right ..

    With one exception. Russia did not fit into Libya.
    Do not need.
  10. camo ridges
    camo ridges 14 June 2020 15: 48 New
    0
    Despite any local successes of the PNS, the turmoil in Libya
    not over yet. The abyss of the lime marshal is not
    will give, for many players are interested in continuing this
    conflict to infinity. Russia among them. They say guys
    from the Wagner group recruit Cubans for joint
    hostilities on the side of Haftar. In short, in the coming days
    it will be interesting there ...
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