Issued on: 07/01/2020 – 20:03Modified: 07/01/2020 – 20:34

Could Libya's civil war become a regional conflict? Turkey, with the backing of Algeria, is deploying military advisors to Tripoli to support the internationally recognised government of Fayez al-Sarraj. Is Ankara going all in?

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Meanwhile, Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte has just fallen into the hands of eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar, who has the backing of Egypt, the UAE and Russian mercenaries.

We ask about the role of France – accused of backing Haftar – and former colonial power Italy which are part of a diplomatic flurry that has got foreign ministers opposed to Turkey's moves in the Mediterranean meeting on Wednesday in Cairo. It has all the trimmings of a proxy war that comes on top Read More – Source