Conflict in Tripoli enters tenth month as tensions persist
As the conflict enters its tenth month, tensions and disputes between the Government of National Accord (GNA) ministries and various armed groups continue to grow, with the coup of downing a Libyan National Army (LNA) jet being undermined because the anti-LNA forces involved have arrest warrants against them for possible ISIS links. The LNA continues to try and expand its support base in western Libya and maintain its posturing, gaining a controversial pledge of support from some Amazigh elders, while ICC-wanted Warfalli has reportedly deployed to the frontlines. The conflict shows no signs of abating and there have been no major territorial shifts, but the LNA does appear to maintain the upper hand at present. However, Turkey has pledged to send troops to Libya if requested by the GNA, which could shift the balance if this were to happen.