11/08/2020 – The Janjaweed militia from Sudan with 70 armed vehicles is headed toward the key Libyan province of Sirte as putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar continues his military buildup around the city with the support of his foreign backers.
The official social media account of the Libyan government’s Operation Volcano of Rage stated that the Sudanese mercenaries were seen in the Brega district east of Sirte. The report added that the forces were on their way to support Haftar. Continuer à lire … « Sudanese Janjaweed militia heads toward Libya’s Sirte as military buildup continues »
28/07/2020 – Israel’s presence in Libya has escaped most public knowledge, yet numerous media reports have revealed that Tel Aviv is covertly supporting eastern-based putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar in Libya against the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).
Israel views its support for Haftar as a tool to secure its own interests. However, Tel Aviv is keen to keep the relationship under wraps out of sensitivity of how Arab and Muslim public opinion would perceive its ally in the event his links with the Zionist state came to light – particularly vis-a-vis the putschist general’s Salafi and nationalist supporters in eastern Libya. Continuer à lire … « Israel secretly supports putschist Gen. Haftar in Libyan civil war »
by Irina Tsukerman | The Algemeiner
28/07/2020 – Several reports (most recently in Makor Rishon) have been published on Libyan National Army (LNA) outreach toward Israel. The LNA makes the point that Libyans and Israel have common foes in Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Syrian mercenaries, and the militias affiliated with the Islamist Government of National Accord (GNA). The LNA posits that it can work together with Israel to thwart the expansion of a hostile Islamist network in North Africa. Continuer à lire … « Will Israel Find Itself Facing Down Iran, Turkey, and the US in Libya? »
23/07/2020 – Somalia denied Wednesday allegations on pro-Haftar Arab media outlets about sending some of its armed forces to Libya.
The Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Issa Awad said his government didn’t and wouldn’t send troops to Libya, adding that his country’s forces « aren’t mercenaries ».
He also said that what was circulated on social media about the issue is baseless, denying claims that Somalia and Turkey were negotiating sending joint forces to Libya.
Libyan, UAE and Saudi media outlets – all loyal to Haftar – circulated news, without sources, about preparations for sending Somali forces to Libya.
Written By: AbdulkaderAssad / The Libya Observer
21/07/2020 – The Turkish and Qatari defence ministers met on Monday in Ankara to discuss security cooperation, Anadolu news agency reported.
In the meeting, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and his Qatari counterpart Khalid bin Mohammed el-Atiye stressed the importance strategic partnership between the two countries. Continuer à lire … « Turkey, Qatari ministers meet as Egypt parliament approves Libya incursion »
15/07/2020 – Haftar says his forces were preparing for ‘major battle’ near Sirte, al-Jufra.
The Libyan army said Wednesday it has spotted the dispatch of military supplies from Egypt to the city of Tobruk in northeastern Libya. Continuer à lire … « Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar »
14/07/2020 – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his United States counterpart Donald Trump agreed in a phone call Tuesday to work more closely in Libya to ensure lasting stability in the country, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate. Continuer à lire … « Erdoğan, Trump agree to work more closely in Libya to ensure stability »
11/07/2020 – The United States and Libya are probing a suspected scheme in which eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar is allegedly paying Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela U.S. dollars in exchange for gold, The Wall Street Journal quoting Western and Libyan security officials.
Continuer à lire … « U.S., Libya Suspect Maduro-Haftar Gold Trade Scheme »
09/07/2020 – The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Paris provided Khalifa Haftar political support but not military one, adding that his country is giving Haftar’s forces political consultations, according to Le Figaro. Continuer à lire … « France admits political support for Haftar, denies military backup »
06/07/2020 – Libyan forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) announced that 190 students from Tripoli Military College, which was bombed by the forces of renegade General Khalifa Haftar early this year, left the country to complete their studies in Turkey. Continuer à lire … « 190 Libya military students head to Turkey for training »