2019/03/07 – The Russian Foreign Ministry denied the presence of Russian fighters in Benghazi to support the Dignity Operation forces led by Khalifa Hafter.
The ministry said in a statement that it has no information regarding activities of Russian watchdogs in Libya, according to Sputnik.
British newspaper The Telegraph reported on Sunday that around 300 Russian mercenaries belonging to the private military company Wagner Group are present and active in Benghazi on the side of Hafter’s forces.
According to the report, the company had provided Hafter with arms, including artillery, tanks, and drones.
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2019/01/15- A spokesman for Libya’s powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation « to cleanse » the country’s south of Islamic militants and criminals.Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to « eliminate gangs, Islamic State terrorists and criminals » in the south. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s paramilitary force to ‘cleanse’ country’s south »
2018/08/11 – The self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has announced the start of military trials in eastern Libya for more than 200 people the armed group accuses of terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Libyan National Army announces start of military trials for ‘terrorist groups’ »
2018/03/08 – The Libyan National Army (LNA), the eastern-based army under the command of Khalifa Hafter and aligned to the House of Representatives (HoR), announced yesterday that it was holding a ‘‘C4ISR’’ scientific conference in Benghazi on 28-30 April 2018. Continuer à lire … « Libya – LNA announces C4ISR conference #military »
U.S. special operations troops have captured a militant believed to be a key figure in the 2012 attack against the special mission compound in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Commandos captured Mustafa al-Imam in Libya just before midnight local time Sunday, reports the Associated Press, citing administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Al-Imam is now in Department of Justice custody and is expected to arrive in the U.S. within the next two days on a military plane. Continuer à lire … « Libya – US Forces Capture Militant Instrumental In Benghazi Attack »