Libya – GNA Foreign Ministry Sends Letter to Security Council President

16/10/2019 – GNA Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala has sent a letter to the President of the UN security Council, following the barbaric shelling of a home in the Tripoli area of Al Fernaj on Monday, in which 3 children died and a woman and a girl wounded all from one family. The letter reads: ‘Every day passes and indeed every hour without a firm stance taken to repel this aggression on the capital and halt the crimes will lead to crimes that will not only threaten Libya but the entire region.’

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Libya rejects Arab League’s proposal to reduce diplomatic cooperation with Turkey

13/10/2019 – Libya’s Foreign Ministry of the Government of National  Accord said Saturday it refuses to reduce diplomatic representation and cooperation with Turkey. Continuer à lire … « Libya rejects Arab League’s proposal to reduce diplomatic cooperation with Turkey »

Libya – Al-Sweihli calls on GNA to cut ties with UAE for backing Haftar’s attack on Tripoli

11/10/2019 – The ex-head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli has called on the Government of National Accord (GNA) to sever all relations with the UAE for its support for Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Al-Sweihli calls on GNA to cut ties with UAE for backing Haftar’s attack on Tripoli »

Libya – LNA Fears Turkey Would Send Terrorists to Libya

11/10/2019 – The Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar has expressed fears that Turkey, which has launched an offensive on Kurds in northeast Syria, would transfer thousands of terrorists to Libya. Continuer à lire … « Libya – LNA Fears Turkey Would Send Terrorists to Libya »

Russia’s Involvement in Libya is a Case Study in Failed Interventionism and Mercenary War (Opinion)

10/10/2019 – On September 9, Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) carried out a series of targeted air strikes on forces aligned with Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).

The casualties recorded from these strikes revealed that Mr Haftar has been looking far further East than Tobruk in his search for military support. Amongst the recorded dead were 8 Russian fighters linked to Wagner PMC, an infamous Russian private military contractor which has allegedly sent hundreds to fight in Libya. Continuer à lire … « Russia’s Involvement in Libya is a Case Study in Failed Interventionism and Mercenary War (Opinion) »

Chinese GP6 guided artillery projectiles in Libya

18/09/2019 – Images supplied to ARES show that the items in question included at least two Chinese-made GP6 laser-guided 155 mm artillery projectiles. These fall into a general category of weapons known as ‘precision guided munitions’. Precision guided munitions (PGMs) are those which can alter their flight paths to more precisely strike a target. PGMs are increasingly common amongst major militaries, however comparatively high per-munition cost and other factors restrict their use among the armed forces of developing nations. Nonetheless, more and more have been documented in service with the armed forces of developing nations, and in the hands of non-state actors. Continuer à lire … « Chinese GP6 guided artillery projectiles in Libya »

Libya sends complaint letter to Security Council condemning UAE actions

11/09/2019 – Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday of hostility and supporting a coup against the legitimate government. Continuer à lire … « Libya sends complaint letter to Security Council condemning UAE actions »