Deployment just over the border in Egypt could be in support of commander Khalifa Haftar and aimed at gaining leverage over Libya’s eventual ruler
Alec Luhn in Moscow and Reuters
Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, according to US, Egyptian and diplomatic sources, in a move that adds to US concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya.
The US and diplomatic officials said any such Russian involvement might be part of an attempt to support the Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, who suffered a setback with an attack on 3 March by the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) on oil ports controlled by his forces.
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Security and Risk Report 24/05/23
MAST’s security report issue 370 is available to read now. In the UK, there have again been a series of court appearances related to terrorism