Tebu Policing Libyan Southern Border

The Desert Eagles, a Tebu Brigade operating 1,000 kilometres south of Tripoli in the Fezzan, has seized a convoy of 60 lorries crossing the Libyan southern border.  This region is rife with smugglers of contraband and one of the key routes that human traffickers use to transport Sub-Saharan migrants to the Mediterranean.

Border security in the ungoverned and porous Sahel was one of the key concerns when I served in Libya. Millions of Euros have been spent trying to secure the southern border in the past 20 years without success.  Is this the start of a more sustainable solution?

See pages 283-287 of Belfast to Benghazi for our visit to the Fezzan.

 https://www.waterstones.com/book/belfast-to-benghazi/rupert-wieloch/9781861515667

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