The Libyan conflict, now entering its ninth year, could well be a testing ground for how wars will be fought in the future. On one side of the conflict is the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, or GNA, backed by Turkey and, to a lesser extent, Italy and Qatar. But external nation-states have long interfered in other countries’ civil wars, so what is new, exactly, about what is happening in Libya? Moreover, Russia is recruiting Syrian mercenaries of its own to deploy to Libya and fight on behalf of Haftar. Don’t miss:In addition, the deployment of thousands of Syrian and Sudanese mercenaries to Libya reflects a growing and troubling trend in modern proxy warfare.
Source: Libya Today June 02, 2020 12:02 UTC