Egyptian Involvement in Libya

Mar 18, 2011 | 18:06 GMT



With its succession crisis resolved, Egypt has taken great interest in the Libya crisis. Egypt has historically exerted strong influence in eastern Libya and is looking to use the current crisis to restore that position. Even if Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi cannot be removed from power, a de facto split in Libya would allow Egypt to fill the resulting void in the east.

As Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi attempts to frustrate NATO plants for a military intervention, the Egyptian military-led regime is preparing to fill a power vacuum in eastern Libya....

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