France 24 quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Mohamed Eljarh on whether international intervention in Libya could help defeat ISIS:
In a phone interview with FRANCE 24 from the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk, Mohamed Eljarh, a Foreign Policy columnist and analyst at the Atlantic Council, worried that a push for an international intervention would not ultimately serve Libyan interests.
“The problem is Libya is becoming less of a Libyan problem and more of a regional and international problem and I’m not sure how helpful that would be for Libya and Libyans,” said Eljarh. “The international community is sending mixed messages, there’s no clear idea of who to support, and the Egyptian airstrikes are not in the interests of Libyans or Egyptians. It’s just a reaction from an Egypt feeling pressured to act.”