A climate of relative stability prevailed in most of Libya during the past week, with few major security incidents reported. However, several significant political developments occurred, as well as declarations made by the different Libyan actors, including the chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and representatives of Eastern Libyan forces, illustrating the gaps and deepening of divisions in the country.
The name of the potential future UN Special Envoy to Libya was revealed this past week and Libya’s neighboring powers, namely Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia, met in Algeria to discuss ongoing Egyptian military intervention in the country. Overall, relative stability returned this week in Western and South Libya after weeks of intense violence. However, multiple reports of clashes in Central Libya indicate that tensions are escalating in the area and the potential for further violence remains possible.
Over the course of the week, a climate of tension prevailed in Libya, resulting from the confrontation between Libyan National Army (LNA) affiliated forces and the Government of National Accord (GNA) affiliated Third Force in southern Libya, followed by the development of violent clashes in Tripoli between rival militias on May 26.