Why are countries breaking the arms embargo on Libya?

The United Nations says countries are violating arms embargoes on Libya and worsening the eight-year civil war.

A draft report named Jordan, Turkey, Chad, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates among those supplying weapons and military support over the past year.

Both sides in the war – the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, and forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar – received foreign help.

Experts say it is “highly probable” that a jet from a Haftar ally launched the air raid that killed 53 refugees at a migrant centre in July.

How are outside powers redrawing the battle lines of the conflict?

And can they be stopped?

Presenter: Nastasya Tay


Anas El Gomati – Founder and general director of the independent think-tank the Sadeq Institute

Elias Farhat – Retired Lebanese military general

Emad Badi – Non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute

Source: Al Jazeera

Article source: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2019/11/countries-breaking-arms-embargo-libya-191110185526923.html