Libyan actors

Tracking developments of Libyan Actors in Libya’s security space including armed group activity, state security operations and political activities pertaining to Libya’s security.

Libyan Navy delegation concludes US training in Accra

On 10 May, the US Embassy thanked a Libyan Navy delegation for participating in US Naval Forces Africa’s 2nd annual African Maritime Forces Summit in Accra, Ghana. The summit’s theme was ‘Cooperation at sea: safeguarding African maritime security,’ with the embassy...

Italy bans surveillance and rescue planes over the Mediterranean

On 8 May, the German Search and rescue organisation Sea Watch launched an aerial surveillance mission from the Italian island of Lampedusa, in defiance of a ruling by the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) on 6 May banning small planes used by migrant charities...

Meloni and Haftar discuss Italy-LNA partnership in Benghazi visit

On 7 May, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni travelled to Benghazi where she met Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar. According to the LNA, Meloni expressed her appreciation for the role of the LNA in maintaining security, stability and unity in...

Meloni in Tripoli as Italy ramps up anti-migration efforts

On 7 May, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrived in Tripoli to meet with Prime Minister Abdul Hameed Dabaiba. They discussed issues of mutual cooperation including combatting illegal migration, energy and the political process. Three Memorandums of...

Trabelsi discusses Ras Ajdir reopening with Tunisian authorities

On 5 May, Prime Minister Abdul Hameed Dabaiba met with Government of National Unity (GNU) Minister of Interior Emad Trabelsi to discuss progress at the Ras Ajdir border. Trabelsi noted that the MoI was taking steps to prepare the crossing ready to be reopened, with...