The director of the United States’ National Security Council for the Middle East and North Africa, General Miguel Correa, visited Libya today to analyze the civil war with the UN National Agreement Government in Tripoli, the United States embassy announced. in the capital in a statement.
According to the note, Correa met with different Libyan authorities to whom he expressed the United States’ support for a peace process that would allow the recovery of oil production and the expulsion of foreigners, in an apparent allusion to mercenaries, mainly Russians. who reinforce the troops under the command of Marshal Jalifa Hafter, tutor of the executive not recognized in the east and strong man of the country.
The official insisted that the United States supports “a demilitarized solution” to the conflict in the Gulf of Sirte, the heart of Libya’s oil industry, under Hafter’s control and where it besieged the front line last month.
A report issued by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya for the second quarter revealed civilian casualties in the year 2020, highlighting that at least 358 civilian casualties (106 dead and 252 injured) were documented between April 1 and April 30. June this year, an overall increase of 173% over the first quarter of the same year.
Libya is a failed state, a victim of chaos and civil war, as in 2011 NATO contributed to the victory of several rebel groups over the Muammar al-Gaddafi dictatorship.
Last year, the fratricidal conflict turned into a privatized multinational armed confrontation, without armies, waged by local militias and foreign mercenaries.
The war reduced crude oil production to less than 100,000 barrels a day, compared with the 1.8 million extracted during the dictatorship.