A naval commandos unit made up of Libyan fighters is going up against Turkish support of the Government of National Accord in Tripoli. The forces have gone to Egypt to training and are working to block water routes used by Turkey. The UAE has also been providing aid to Egypt and will have their forces train there before going under Haftar’s command. Since the civil war in Libya started in 2011, the UN and Turkey have backed the GNA against a criminal who was once exiled, Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar. Russia also has a dog in the fight, with mercenary groups supporting Haftar and his men.