Analysts provided a new explnation for the ongoing scene in Libya and spoke of a new European approach in favour of the Libyan National Army.
The new European approach is based on several factors, among which is the failure of Al-Wefaq government led by Fayez Al-Sarraj to stop the flow of refugees towards Europe, while Field Marshal Haftar succeeded in restoring security in Benghazi.
In addition, Al-Sarraj no longer had a role and it turned worse when militias in Tripoli, has been fighting against each other recently. Also, the decisions of the Al-Wefaq government have seen a new geopolitical trend, especially after the agreement with Turkey, and therefore the decisions are widely seen as being taken in Ankara and dictated to Tripoli, which completely changes the scene for Europe.
Yesterday, a delegation that included advisers and ambassadors from France, Germany and Italy visited Libya and met with the leader of the Libyan National Army, while expert opinions indicate a new European support map has emerged in Libya.
The high-level delegation, included advisers and ambassadors from France, Italy and Germany, paid a visit to Field Marshal Hifter, at the headquarters of Al-Tarjma General Command, east of Benghazi. They stressed the role of the Libyan army in eliminating militias and terrorist groups.
The task of European monitoring of the arms embargo to Libya is expected to kick off by the end of this March, according to an earlier announcement by the European Union Commissioner for Foreign Affairs last month.
European Commissioner Josip Borrell then explained that the European mission includes “sending ships and warships belonging to NATO to monitor ships that may carry weapons to Libya,” stressing that “these ships will be stopped but the rules of engagement with them will be determined later by the military commissions.”
On another hand, figures among Libya’s tribes convened in a meeting aimed at establishing the Supreme Council of Libyan Tribes, on the nationwide level – in the Libyan city of Harawa.
The meeting tribes voiced, via successive speeches, their support for the Libyan National Army and the House of Representatives to lead the country in the next phase.
The Russian news agency “Sputnik” quoted Miftah Abdel Karim Mohamed, representative of the Libyan tribes in the Timsan Al-Shati region, that tribes do support the closure of oil fields and ports in the country until the end of the military operations led by the Libyan National Army to liberate the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
He added that “the steps that will be taken by the Supreme Council of Tribes in relation to the political process are to confirm our support for the Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Libyan Council of Representatives headed by Speaker Aqila Saleh to lead the next stage in Libya.”
The Libyan tribes have previously denounced the Turkish intervension in Libya.