A new leaked audio recording appears to show the role dismissed Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan plays in the unrest in Libya.
In the recordings, which were aired on Libya’s Panorama channel, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi’s office manager Abbas Kamel is heard explaining that Dahlan moves in the region as a security consultant for the UAE.
“Dahlan causes a problem for one reason, because he is moving with the UAE and is officially appointed as a consultant. He travels everywhere and attends every meeting,” Kamel is heard saying.
Kamel continued: “When the Commander in Chief met with President Mahmoud Abbas he told him that he hoped Fatah would reconcile its differences.”
The audio is believed to date back to February 2014 and the discussion is about coordinating with Libyan partners to prevent the extension of the General National Congress.
The leak also reveals that Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi at the time held secret meetings with Libya’s Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam, a cousin of former President Muammar Gaddafi.
The leak also reveals scheduled secret meetings for former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan with Egyptian officials in Cairo.