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Averting an Egyptian Military Intervention in Libya

On 20 July, Egyptian legislators authorised sending combat troops to Libya, where Cairo’s ally Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is on the defensive.

Following Turkey’s intervention on the Tripoli government’s behalf, Egypt’s involvement could escalate the war dramatically.

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All parties should seek a compromise.

Egypt’s threat to send its army into neighbouring Libya is a predictable and understandable but dangerous response to Turkey’s deepening military involvement that risks embroiling both countries in a costly war.

Cairo has warned that it will intervene directly should Turkish-backed forces loyal to the…

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