2019/01/15 – The East-based Libyan self-styled army forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
“We announce the start of an operation to liberate the south,” the spokesman Ahmed Mismari told reporters in Benghazi.
He said the operation’s goals included protecting local and foreign oil firms, fighting Islamic State and other extremists, and tackling illegal migration.
He gave few other details about the initiative, but any advance on oilfields in the south by Haftar’s forces could be opposed by Libya’s internationally recognised administration in Tripoli, which lies in the west of the country.
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2018/14/11 – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said yesterday that he regretted Turkey’s withdrawal from the Libya conference.
« I feel sorry that Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay left the conference. I read his remarks and I didn’t see anything negative about Italy. We must admit that there may be special sensitivities in such decisions, » Conte told reporters after the event in a news conference. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Italian PM regrets Turkey’s withdrawal from Libya conference »
2018/12/11 – Rival Libyan factions and international delegations have arrived in the Italian city of Palermo for a two day conference focused on uniting the country’s institutions and preparing for a national election. Continuer à lire … « Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence »
2018/09/11 – Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu met with the Libyan commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media reported.
Shoigu and Haftar discussed the Libyan crisis and the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Russian news agencies said, citing a defense ministry statement.
Italy will host an international conference on Libya on Nov. 12 and 13, which Haftar will attend, Italy has said.
Haftar’s office has not confirmed his attendance yet, but said the meeting in Moscow had covered ways to end Libya’s crisis and the fight against terrorism.
Libyan Express / Sahel-Elite Photo : Parts of Haftar’s visit to Russia (Social Media)
2018/04/11 – The Commander of the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces, Lieutenant General Mohamed Humaidati, has vowed to go after the mercenaries of the Sudanese opposition armed movements in Libya and prevent them from entering his country. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Sudanese authorities vow to pursue Sudanese armed groups fighting with Haftar »
2018/09/15 – Libya is set to miss a mid-September deadline to fix a framework for elections in December, part of a U.N.-led effort to reunify and stabilize a country that splintered after the Nato-backed uprising which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
The capital has been shaken by heavy clashes and a militant attack on the headquarters of state oil firm NOC, casting new doubt on the election plan. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s divisions »
2018/09/15 – The commander of the Libyan self-styled army Khalifa Haftar asked the Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Milanesi, when the two met near Benghazi earlier this week, to change the current ambassador in Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, after discussions with French intelligence, a source close to Haftar told Libyan Express.
The source – an MP in Tobruk – said the request was last Monday in the meeting the two men held in Rajma, where Haftar insisted Perrone must go so his relations with Italy can become more close.
Continuer à lire … « Libya/Italy – Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli »