BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Libyan conflict is nearing its eight year and the country still remains divided among different political and tribal factions.
Since the fall of Mu’ammar Gaddafi, several groups have striven to attain control of Libya, paving the way for a second war inside the country.
The second chapter of the Libyan conflict saw the emergence of radical groups like the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/ISIL) seize large parts of Libya, including a number of coastal cities like Sirte
However, the two major forces in Libya, the Qatari-backed Government of National Accord and the Egyptian-backed Libyan National Army (LNA), would later defeat the terrorist group and force them to disperse to the country’s desert.
Led by General Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan National Army now finds themselves in control of most of Libya, including the key city of Benghazi in the eastern part of the country.
Meanwhile, in Tripoli, the Government of National Accord is attempting to establish a permanent presence inside of Libya; however, their future is under a severe threat from the Libyan National Army, who opposes their alliance with Qatar.
Should the Libyan National Army launch a new military campaign to capture Tripoli, the Government of National Accord may have to rely on the Turkish regime for survival, as they do not possess the same military strength as Haftar’s forces.