: :inin Kyiv (EET)

With Haftar in retreat, France hedges its bets in Libya


PARIS — The collapse of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar’s offensive against the capital Tripoli thanks to Turkish military intervention has exposed Europe’s inability to shape the conflict at its borders and left France trying to hedge its bets.
On Friday, Haftar suffered his most significant defeat since the beginning of his military campaign in April 2019. It took the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), backed by Turkey, only a few hours to oust Haftar’s troops from the town of Tarhuna, southeast of Tripoli, the last town in the west of the country that he controlled.
“It’s very symbolic that Tarhuna fell,” …read more

Source:: European Voice

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