Otherwise, the civil war that has now begun will only intensify. Nominally, the Trump administration joined with Britain, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations, as recently as April 4, backing the Tripoli government. In fact, Haftar's forces are being aided by millions of dollars in aid pledged by Saudi Arabia -- promised in the weeks before he launched his campaign. Yet Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are backing Haftar's forces against the Tripoli regime with arms and funding. Working with the government of Tripoli would seem to be a more effective strategy if our goal is to keep Libya stable.
Source: Libya Today April 17, 2019 18:56 UTC