Russian Mercenaries in Libya Leave Mines as Deadly Calling Cards
Libya-Analysis founder Jason Pack was quoted in a Voice of America article on 4 August discussing Russia’s role in Libya and warning that Russia’s history in other parts of the world indicate a cease-fire may be a precursor to further attacks.
“What we’ve seen in Syria is when Russia calls for a cease-fire and negotiated settlement, what they’re really doing is buying time when they’re in a position of tactical weakness as the Russian-backed Haftar forces are in Libya now,” Pack said.
Pack says he fears that Russia and its Libyan allies will use any cease-fire to prepare for a new onslaught to take the capital. “Haftar’s forces are losing. Russia wants a timeout so they can build up defenses so that they can eventually surge and hopefully take Tripoli,” he said.
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