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Will we now notice an alleged “withdrawal” from all the #Libya “experts” who were biasedly supporting Hafter’s offensive on #Tripoli with poor analysis.
I say biased because they deny Russian, UAE, French, Egyptian, & Janjaweed presence but throw tantrums around Turkish presence.
Even with all the hard facts and proof of airborne, ground, military and personal support in documents, photos, videos, announcements...etc to them it’s all “fake”. Yet if they see a bottle of Turkish mineral water at one of the frontlines that to them is enough proof.
Their claim is that Hafter and his #LAAF are backed by the “democratically” elected HoR and his move is legitimate. That to me sounds like actually admitting you back all the war crimes he has committed for over a year in #Tripoli #Libya by shelling and displacing civilians.
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#Libya #AlWatiya #GNA #LNA #Turkey
1/The GNA has managed to break through defences and capture the Al-Watiya airbase...a major victory for them & probably means the LNA will no longer be able to seriously threaten Tripoli
#Libya #AlWatiya #GNA #LNA #Turkey
2/ few more pics from Al-Watiya airbase
#Libya #AlWatiya #Pantsir #GNA #LNA #Turkey
The GNA has reportedly captured a Pantsir AD system as well...although the below pic is pretty blurry...will update as more info becomes available
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#Thread loss of Watiya airbase. What it means for the LNA's presence in western #Libya & repercussions for its support base elsewhere. Also, what does this mean for the LNA's external backers? #Libya
1- Loss of al-Watiya airbase is the most strategic loss for the LNA since the start of its offensive back in April 2019. The base represented an important asset for the LNA operations in western #Libya for combat/supplies. LNA advisers/officers admit to that.
2- No doubt the loss of al-Watiya will hit the morale of LNA forces elsewhere. GNA taking al-Watiya means freeing up resources/forces for the southern #Tripoli suburbs. This will bring unprecedented pressure on LNA forces stationed there. Tarhuna becomes the next target. #Libya
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Deborah Jones
US ambassador to #Libya, successor to the late Chris Stevens whom was killed in 2012
Jones through out her mission in libya was always revered as the ( THE GODMOTHER OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD & MILITIAS LEADERS ).
#GNA #Libya #LNA #AlQeada
#BenghaziAintGoingAway
Deborah Jones
Throughout her mission in libya she conducted many controversial visits with Libyan AlQeada, Muslim Brotherhood, and militia leaders, she publicly supported them, and was considered throughout Libyan media as number one enemy of the Libyan liberal political parties
In 2012 after the death of ambassador Christopher Stevens,#libya was Witness tothe rise of Islamist parties, organization, and armed groups;the Islamists controlled the state through the parliament and government in Tripoli and local militias in almost every city with a iron fist
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Thread :
The Expired #GNA is a predecessor of a list of #Tripoli based govs that backed,founded,& funded #terrorist orgs in #libya,#Turkey
Such as the #Benghazi shura council; that attacked the US embassy in 2012
Many fighting against the #LNA in #Tripoli
#BenghaziAintGoingAway
The #Binghazi shura council
is a military coalition in Benghazi composed of Islamist and jihadist militias,including Ansar Al-Sharia, Libya Shield 1, & several other terrorists groups such as #ISIS & #AlQeada
This coalition by the #MuslimBrotherhood was created to fight the #LNA
Who are BRSC?
Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council was formed in 2014 by Ansar AlSharia (#AlQaeda) leader Mohammed AlZahawi & Wissam Bin Hmaid.
The group fought alongside #ISIS in Benghazi in an attempt to stop the Libyan Army #LNA liberate #Benghazi.
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Why is a NATO ally harboring a terrorist identified among these 7 as involved in Benghazi attack + why is he sending terrorists into Libya to attack the #LNA? As you can see below the #LNA took out the other 6... @BenKTallmadge @2xwide_dreaming @CarrollQuigley1 @RevisitedRick
Also worth noting featured in a #FailingNewYorkTimes article discussing a HRW (S o r o s funded) just days before the attack.
nytimes.com/2012/09/06/wor…
Look into it...

2012-09 Benghazi Attack ✅
2015-01 LNA☠️➡️Mohamed al-Zahawi✅
2015-01 LNA☠️➡️Abu Khalid al Madani✅
2015-11 LNA☠️➡️Abdul Qader al Najdi✅
2016-12 LNA☠️➡️Wissam Ben Hamid✅
2017-02 LNA☠️➡️Jalal Makhzum✅
2020-05 LNA☠️➡️Ziad Balam✅
2020 🧐🇹🇷🏠➡️Khalid Al-Sharif✅
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Deciphering the #Serraj vs #Kabir squabble.

1 must go back to May-Oct 2018, when both #UN & #US began exerting a pressure on the #CBL in #Tripoli.

At the time, an #LNA attack on the capital wasn't seen as imminent, nor was a #Hibri-#Kabir reunification considered a hot priority
Following #Haftar's Jun '18 #OilCresc blockade, #US (thru the #UN) helped #CBL devise a measure, which was implemented after the Aug-Sep '18 LoC battle in Tripoli.

An LoC #tax now made the de-facto conversion rate 3.9 dinars to 1 $.

$10k packages were introduced for households.
The #US-designed measure—rolled out by #Kabir in Oct ’18—was effectively a devaluation of the dinar w/ the added benefit of attracting banknotes back into the system.

The measure turned out to be a success.

It also reduced the amount of political controversy surrounding #Kabir
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Millions of #Lebanon’s residents are at risk of going hungry due to #COVID_19 lockdown measures unless the government urgently puts in place a robust, coordinated plan to provide assistance. Latest from @hrw:
hrw.org/news/2020/04/0…
On April 1, govt announced it would distribute 400,000 LBP ($150) to the poorest families, but offered few details. A week earlier, it had pledged 75 billion LBP ($50,000) for nutrition + sanitary assistance, w/out any details - unclear whether both refer to the same assistance.
But almost a month after the #Lebanon government announced the lockdown, and despite repeated pledges to provide aid, activists providing aid to needy families in #Beirut, #Saida, #Tripoli, and #Zgharta told @hrw that no aid has materialized.
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Thread - #Turkey stepping up its drone operations in #Libya inflicting some heavy losses on the LNA. Yesterday, a cargo plane was destroyed with a Turkish UAV strike after it landed in #Tarhuna. Eastern authorities claimed the cargo was carrying medical/food supplies to #Tarhuna.
1- In coordination with GNA, #Turkey is launching a 3-stage operation in #Tripoli. 1- cut-off LNA supply lines. 2- degrade LNA capabilities & in west #Libya & force its forces to retreat. 3- Increase Turkish military footprint in western #Libya including bases in Tripoli/Misrata.
2- LNA & external backers are intent on foiling #Turkey's plan i.e. will escalate. They see GNA/Turkey's recent escalation as a ground for a major escalation & use of excessive force on their part - this is tragic for civilians in #Tripoli. #Libya
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[ Thread: Internationalized #manpower in the war for #Tripoli ]
Long before #Ankara began sending #Syrian Turkmen fighters in Dec to help the #GNA, the number of gung-ho fighters willing to go risk their lives on behalf of the #LNA in W #Libya was insufficient.

That is an important reality even if pro-#LNA voices are loathe to acknowledge it
That’s why the #LNA has used #Sudanese mercs throughout 2019. On LNA side, Sudanese mercs have been basically part of the furniture, eliciting little comment.

Above issue is also the reason why the arrival of a few hundred #Russian fighters near #Tripoli in Sep had a big effect.
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Sultan crying LNA not honoring ceasefire after dropping off 2,400+ 🦮🐕‍🦺🐩 from IDLIB during Ovenmit's "peace summit" + 💪 #LNA forces have shot down a #GNA UAV #Tripoli @BenKTallmadge @Knowita47918362 @MadAddictSport @2xwide_dreaming @FineWineDrinker
@BenKTallmadge @Knowita47918362 @MadAddictSport @2xwide_dreaming @FineWineDrinker Sultan crying UAE + Egypt are helping #LNA General Haftar after being a nanny to freaking ISIS and dropping pets off in Tripoli to protect the UN selected MB #CuckDeluxe "govt" #KhashoggiKoolAid @BenKTallmadge @MissiWhite4 @ScottC20012 @stacykarma1
libya.liveuamap.com/en/2020/24-jan…
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1. The mess in #Libya is at least as complex as the mess in #Afghanistan: In Afghanistan the #Kabul-government, supported by #NATO, controls little more than Kabul.

In #Libya "Prime Minister" Fayez #Sarraj only controls a small part in the North, around #Tripoli.

#AnneWill
2. While Khalifa #Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (#LNA), controls the larger part of #Libya. He does not control greater #Tripoli and in the South local warlords rule.

#AnneWill #LibyaConference
3. To make things more messy:
The "Prime Minister of Tripolis", Fayez #Sarraj, is supported by
#Turkey (troops in Libya)
#Germany
#EU
#Italy
#Qatar
#UN

#Haftar is supported by
#SaudiArabia
#UAE
#Egypt
#Russia (RUS mercenaries in Libya)
#France (#NATO-partner & #EU)

#AnneWill
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Comunicato Stampa #AlarmPhone! Negli ultimi 4 giorni ci hanno chiamato 22 barche in pericolo in fuga dalla #Libia con a bordo 1.150 persone. Di queste, 400 hanno raggiunto l’Europa. ∼ 700 persone sono state riportate in Libia o non ne sappiamo il destino. mediterranearescue.org/news/fuga-di-m…
Abbiamo ripetutamente informato le autorità competenti di situazioni di grave pericolo ma non sono intervenute in modo adeguato. Di molte barche non conosciamo il destino. Temiamo intercettazioni da parte delle milizie libiche o #naufragi.
C'è stato un respingimento per mano di privati. Un mercantile ha riportato dei migranti in Libia illegalmente. All’arrivo a #Tripoli, i 64 #migranti si sono rifiutati di sbarcare. Secondo le testimonianze, le autorità libiche hanno sparato a un migrante e gettato il corpo in mare
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Thread on #Libya(Λιβύη):
Turkey’s decision to intervene directly in support of Libya’s UN recognised goverment(GNA)comes in reaction to covert military support offered by Ankara’s Arab rivals and Russia to the Libyan Army led by General Khalifa Haftar.Since April 2019 Libyan Army
aided by a small portion of non-Libyan fighters,military experts and foreign airpower have been carrying out a military operation in across the country battling armed militias islamists and rebel to the state tribes.Their goal is to unite the country.The UN-backed Government of
National Accord (GNA) in #Tripoli and its Libyan allies along with Turkey and Qatar consider this an outright aggression and an attempt to subvert the political order in Libya and impose a return to military rule.Turkey is suppling from April drones ammo armaments(BMC) and mercs
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1/29 For Libya, 2020 kicked off with a storm of fast-paced events, each overtaking the next:

#Turkey authorized a military intervention
➨ Haftar’s forces captured Sirte
➨ Turkey & #Russia called for a ceasefire.

What do these developments all mean? A THREAD
2/ Turkey’s decision to intervene directly in support of Libya’s UN-recognised gov’t comes in reaction to covert military support offered by Ankara’s Arab rivals and Russia to rebel forces led by General Khalifa Haftar.
3/ Since April, Haftar’s armed groups, the Libyan Arab Armed Forces or LAAF, aided by non-Libyan fighters, military experts and foreign airpower and funds, have been carrying out a military “operation to liberate Tripoli”.
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Fatto : il mancato intervento di Roma a protezione di Tripoli, costituisce un oggettivo sostegno ad Haftar
👉 Roma sostiene Haftar

Ora vediamo come svolge il temino Alessandro Orsina, su Il Messaggero
ilmessaggero.it/editoriali/ale…
Serraj “ha chiesto aiuto militare al governo Conte, il quale ha rifiutato ...

1️⃣La Costituzione italiana proibisce di risolvere le controversie internazionali con la guerra” 👉 cazzata, le “missioni di pace’ Albania 1997 e Libano 2008, dimostrano il contrario
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#BREAKING: According to a former #Turkish Air Force pilot, two Airbus A400Ms of the air force transferred almost 250 Jihadists of #Syrian National Army to #Istanbul from Gazientep airfield minutes ago to be transferred to #Tripoli, #Libya by passenger airplanes within next 4 hrs!
My source corrected me and told me that, #Turkish Air Force has No intention to send these Airbus A400M transport airplanes directly to #Libya due to the fact that #Egypt|ian Air Force's F-16Cs supported by #UAE|AF Airbus A330 MRTT tankers are patrolling in #Libya's airspace now!
#BREAKING: The first group of #AlQaeda affiliated #Syrian mercenaries from #Idlib are now on their ways from #Istanbul, #Turkey to #Tripoli, #Libya on-board flight Number 8U1971/AAW1971 of Afriqiyah Airways's Airbus A320-214 with 5A-ONL register.
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A lot of the questions that came up during @LibyaDesk consultations in #Tunis had to do with the return of former #Gaddafi officials and supporters to the scene.
It came as no surprise that a lot of the available information was false.
This thread will attempt to clarify things.
Since 2011, tribes and figures that supported the former strongman were sidelined and persecuted, forcing many to flee #Libya.
The first return of ‘green’ Libyans (Gaddafi supporters) was in 2014 #Benghazi when #Haftar called on them to assist in the war against #terrorism.
This created a safe zone in east of #Libya which resulted in many families in exile that could no longer afford living in #Egypt or #Tunisia to move to towns in the east.
Politically, the first return of former #Gaddafi officials to political life was due to #Sarraj..
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#Tripoli/#JFara: Areas captured by #LNA during the first day of new operation:
- Police Academy, Department of Passports & School of Military Engineering (Khallat Furjan)
- Turban Mosque
- Zahra bridge
- Togar & Togar mosque
- Twaishah
- Sadiyah & Harisa Factory S. of the village
#Tripoli #LNA advance in Gharyan-Tripoli road almost reversed
#Tripoli #LNA retreated from Police academy & returned from yesterday's positions N. Yarmouk camp
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Greece is kicking out Libya's ambassador (really the UN selected MB ambassador) over a maritime agreement with the Sultan
euronews.com/2019/12/06/gre…
Full text of the agreement is here
nordicmonitor.com/2019/12/the-fu…
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Quick thread with initial thoughts on why #Lebanon’s PM @saadhariri just chose to resign, in defiance of orders from Hizbullah’s Nasrallah: (1)
@saadhariri First, just look at #Tripoli, #Sidon & #Beirut, Hariri’s traditional pillars of support (Sidon is his hometown), which have been major sites of #LebanonProtests. Every day this cabinet remained he was hemorrhaging what little popularity he still preserved (2)
@saadhariri Second, today’s disgraceful violence by Hizb & Amal thugs in Beirut was a great embarrassment to him. It’s one thing to be in coalition with your political foes when there’s a measure of stability in the country; quite another to be covering for them as they assault citizens (3)
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#Liban : comme si le signal, pour ne pas dire l'ordre, lui avait été donné lors du discours de Nasrallah, chef du #Hezbollah, tenu hier, l'armée libanaise charge les manifestants de #Tripoli, principale ville sunnite du pays
L'armée libanaise ouvre le feu face aux manifestants de Tripoli
Pour être précis nous sommes à Badoui, un faubourg de Tripoli où se situe un important camp de réfugiés palestiniens.
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14. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya

#Libya #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #terrorism #NATOCRIMES #WorldHypocrisy #Imperialism
1. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya🤨👇🏼
2. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya🤨👇🏼
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1127267…
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Little #thread about @UNHCRLibya & their registration process in #Libya.

According to the UNHCR, registration is an important tool in ensuring the integrity of refugee protection systems & preventing fraud, corruption & crime, including trafficking. unhcr.org/en-ie/registra…
In #Libya, UNHCR is registering asylum seekers & refugees only belonging to 9 nationalities.

1.Iraqi
2.Syrian
3.Palestinian
4.Sudanese
5.South Sudanese
6.Eritrea
7. Ethiopian
8.Yemeni
9.Somali

Full data data2.unhcr.org/en/country/lby
In #Libya, I met with people people in detention, like John, who has been held in Tarik Al Sika Detention Center for more than 2 years. He only received a piece of paper from UNHCR with his registration number.
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