Moscow’s possible lifting of arms embargo on Libya could trigger new violence, setback to Western interestsThe North Africa Journal | Jan. 10, 2017 | Hakim Briki: For the period of January 02 to 08, 2017, there were 30 critical incidents in Libya, resulting in 38 deaths. As such, Libya remains a Severe/High-Risk zone, with terror-related incidents accounting for almost 27% of the total pool of incidents. The most interesting event of the week was the announcement by Marshal Khalifa Haftar that Vladimir Putin has confirmed his commitment to lifting the arms embargo on Libya. Haftar’s men are organized under the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), which remains loyal to the Tobruk-based, once internationally endorsed House of Representatives (HoR). On 6 January, reports from Benghazi suggested that the bodies of 19 Islamist militants were recovered by the Libyan National Army (LNA).
Source:The North Africa Journal January 10, 2017 18:18 UTC