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Geopolitical Notebook

Oilprice Assets on the Ground in Tripoli…

Haftar’s Problem With Libya’s Oil Revenues

This week, Oilprice.com was on the ground in Tripoli, reporting from the Ain Zara District, in the heart of the clashes between Haftar’s LNA forces and militias supporting the Government of National Accord (GNA).

The view of the clashes from Ain Zara:

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Militias from Tripoli and neighboring towns such as Misrata and Zawya have united their forces into the ‘Tripoli Protection Force’ to thwart General Haftar’s advance in the capital city. This is the only way the GNA has any chance of not losing Tripoli to Haftar without a fight. Essentially, the UN is backing these militias indirectly because it’s backing the GNA, which is backing the ‘Tripoli Protection Force’. In fact, the GNA has funded this force to the tune of $2 billion. At the same time, Haftar’s LNA is also recognized formally by the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), based in the east of the country, in Tobruk and then Benghazi. Technically, it is also recognized as a legitimate body by the UN.

For now, the main clashes have been in the outskirts in every direction, in the districts of Wadi Rabih, Ain Zara (from where we are reporting), Qasr Ben Ghashir, Swani and Krimia. Anyone living in these areas is at high risk from shelling,…




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