International actors

Tracking developments of international actors in Libya’s security space including military activity, the presence of foreign operatives and diplomacy pertaining to Libya’s security.

Saleh visits Ankara to secure backing for Bashaagha

Between 1-2 August, House of Representatives (HoR) Speaker, Aqeela Saleh, and Deputy Head Presidential Council (PC), Abdulalah al-Lafi, met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Speaker of the Turkish Parliament, Mustafa Sentop, in Ankara. Saleh told...

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UNSC votes to extend UNSMIL mandate until October

On 28 July, the UN Security Council (UNSC) voted with twelve votes in favour and three abstentions to extend the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for three months until 31 October 2022. The three-month roll over is instead of the typical...

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UNSMIL condemns clashes in Tripoli

On 22 July, United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) issued a statement condemning the clashes in Tripoli and called for all actors to exercise maximum restraint, address their disputes through dialogue and abide by their obligations under national and...

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Libya Contact Group meets in Ankara

On 21 July, the Libya Contact Group – comprising the US, the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, Egypt, and the UN - met in Ankara to discuss developments and exchange views on the current situation in Libya.

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Turkey to host Libyan and international meetings

Media reports claim Turkey is set to host a meeting in Ankara in July between House of Representatives (HoR) Speaker Aqeela Saleh, High State Council (HSC) head Khalid Mishri, and the Deputy Head of the Presidential Council (PC). The meeting will be focused on...

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Operation Irini finds cargo in breach of arms embargo

On 20 July, Operation Irini announced that during an inspection on 18 July it had found the MV VICTORY RORO to be transporting military vehicles to Libya in breach of the UN arms embargo. Prior to the inspection, the MV VICTORY RORO cargo ship had been located by a...

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