Monday, December 21, 2020
Short-term reunification of the PFG, which split as a result of the national power struggle, could help streamline current operations, but it is only the first step towards the long-term challenge of creating a viable and professional force.
- Without a functional protection force, Libya’s hydrocarbon sector will stay vulnerable to sabotage and attacks, including by Islamic State.
- Russian private military personnel are guarding oil facilities in eastern Libya, raising concerns for Libyan sovereignty.
- An effective PFG is key to Libya reaching its full oil production potential, which is vital to the development of its oil-dependent economy.