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.

LNA receives two Russian naval vessels at Tubruq port

The Libyan National Army (LNA) Navy said that on 16 June, two Russian warships, the guided missile cruiser Varyag (Slava class, commissioned in 1989, flagship of the Pacific Fleet) and the guided missile destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (Udaloy class, commissioned in...

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UNSC extends Irini mandate

On 31 May, the UNSC voted to extend the mandate of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Irini, with six members (including Russia and China) abstaining. The UNSC extended UNSC Resolution 2292 (2016) for another year with the adoption of Resolution 2733 (2024).

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UNSMIL hosts GNU and LNA for security workshop

On 30 and 31 May, UNSMIL held a workshop in Tunis which brought together representatives from the Government of National Unity (GNU) Ministries of Defense and Interior, Prime Minister Office, the Libyan National Army (LNA), the National Security Council, the National...

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Libyan delegation participates in Turkish military exercise

On 29 and 30 May, the Libyan Army Chief of Staff (CoS) Muhammed Haddad led a Libyan military delegation to participate in the Turkish military exercises ‘EFES2024.’ This included forces from the Army and Navy Command, the Supply and Logistics Authority, and military...

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GNS holds international conference on migration

On 25-26 May, the African-European Conference on Migration, organized by the Government of National Stability (GNS), took place in Benghazi. In his opening speech, GNS PM Osama Hammad called for the establishment of a European-African Migration Observatory to monitor...

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