Al-Musallh Magazine is specialized in defensive, armament, strategic matters and national security

The Australian Air Force has successfully developed simulators for the F-35A fighter.

The Australian Air Force has successfully developed simulators for the F-35A fighter.

The Simulators (FMSims) F-35A Simulator has been successfully upgraded by Australian local experts to support the continuous development of pilot training at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base. Which…

Read more

U.S. National Guard mobilized nearly 20,000 troops to support COVID-19 response efforts.

U.S. National Guard mobilized nearly 20,000 troops to support COVID-19 response efforts.

Nearly 20,000 National Guardsmen are now supporting COVID-19 response efforts across the country with thousands of more opportunities for them to help expected in the coming weeks, the National Guard…

Read more

Almusallh Magazine wishes you a happy new year

Almusallh Magazine wishes you a happy new year

The family of the Almusallh Magazine website wishes you a happy New Year 2020 Happy New Year .

Read more

U.S. Air Base Reconnaissance

U.S. Air Base Reconnaissance "AB-201" Niger ... The shadow war base against terrorism.

A new pattern of U.S. air operations is emerging in West Africa and a site that seems to have a great horizon in the world of war and politics, it's…

Read more

ROME (Reuters) - The United Nations is preparing to deploy 150-250 mostly Nepalese guards to Libya to protect its base in the capital as part of a plan to return its operations to the country, U.N. officials said on Friday.

Backed by Western governments, the U.N. is trying to heal a rift between Libya’s rival factions in order to stabilize the country and to tackle militant violence and people-smuggling from Libya’s northern coast.

The mission has been based in Tunis since 2014, when fighting among rival Libyan brigades forced out most foreign embassy staff, but it has gradually increased its presence in Libya and has been planning for months for a fuller return.

The military unit would probably consist of around 150 guards, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told a news briefing in Geneva. Most will be Nepalese.

“To make sure that we protect our colleagues as they deploy in Tripoli there will be a guard unit which will be basically U.N. military personnel coming from Nepal,” Lacroix said.

U.N. Libya envoy Ghassan Salame told Italian newspaper La Stampa that “a little under 250” could be deployed in the “coming weeks”.

Deploying the guards to the base in Tripoli “will mean that around the beginning of October we can carry out a significant part of our work in Libya,” said Salame, who has headed the mission since June.

A spokesperson for the mission said there were no plans to send U.N. peacekeepers to Libya.

Security in Tripoli and other parts of western Libya is fragile, and armed groups that are largely unaccountable hold power on the ground.

Most foreign embassies closed and pulled out their staff in 2014 when heavy fighting between rival factions destroyed the capital’s airport. It was the worst fighting since the fall of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Libya slipped into turmoil after the NATO-backed uprising that toppled Gaddafi. A U.N.-backed government set up in Tripoli last year has struggled to assert its authority and is opposed by factions that control eastern Libya.

In July, rival leaders pledged in Paris to work toward elections in 2018 and a conditional ceasefire. Salame said constitutional and electoral laws would have to be written to ensure any vote brought lasting change.

“We need to be sure everyone accepts the final result,” he said. “Let’s not forget that presidential elections would be the first ever.”

Salame also expressed frustration at competing international initiatives in Libya, where regional and European powers have vied for influence.

“I think the proliferation of initiatives, of mediations, does not help,” he said.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said he hoped that after his country’s efforts a revision of the 2015 U.N.-mediated deal that created the Tripoli government could be reached under Salame’s auspices.

Discussion has centered on reforming the government’s leadership and power over military appointments.

“It seems that efforts are converging,” Le Drian told reporters during a visit to Moscow.

A comment by Al-Musallh Magazine

But the United Nation Mission denies all theses news reports in a post on its Facebook Page 

Pin It

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Subscribe to our Mailing List

register and receive the latest news and events

Who's Online

We have 558 guests and no members online

Al-Musallh Calendar

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun