Libya’s Army under GNA destroys 14 tons of war remnants and mines

23/07/2020 – The Volcano of Rage Operation of the Libyan Army under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said it destroyed Thursday four tons of war remnants and mines planted by Khalifa Haftar’s forces in residential areas in southern Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s Army under GNA destroys 14 tons of war remnants and mines »

Egypt: Parliament authorizes army to intervene in Libya

20/07/2020 – In a move likely to worsen tensions in North Africa, Egypt’s parliament on Monday approved a proposal authorizing military intervention in neighboring Libya, according to state media. Continuer à lire … « Egypt: Parliament authorizes army to intervene in Libya »

Libyan official rejects Egypt’s intervention threats

A senior Libyan official on Friday Egypt’s president over recent threats to intervene militarily and arm tribes in the country.

Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said on Twitter that his country would not accept steps « to undermine [Libyan] sovereignty or bypass the legitimate government. » Continuer à lire … « Libyan official rejects Egypt’s intervention threats »

Two Su-24 Combat Jets Seen In Satellite Image Of Libyan Air Base As Air War Intensifies ( By: Joseph Trevithick )

17/07/2020 – Recent satellite images of Al Jufrah Air Base in central Libya shows two Su-24 Fencer combat jets parked outside hardened aircraft shelters at the southern end of the base. This indicates these jets are still operating out of the base nearly a month after U.S. Africa Command released imagery showing one of them actually in flight there. This all comes amid an intensifying aerial component of the country’s civil war as foreign powers, chiefly Turkey and Russia, become even more directly entangled in the fighting. Continuer à lire … « Two Su-24 Combat Jets Seen In Satellite Image Of Libyan Air Base As Air War Intensifies ( By: Joseph Trevithick ) »

Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone

13/07/2020 – The Turkish and Russian presidents on Monday spoke over the phone to discuss developments in war-weary Libya and Syria as well as other regional issues, the Turkish Communications Directorate said. Continuer à lire … « Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone »

Italian defense minister to visit Ankara for Libya talks

07/07/2020 – Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini will arrive in Ankara for talks on the ongoing conflict in Libya with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar who paid a snap visit to the war-torn country over the weekend. Continuer à lire … « Italian defense minister to visit Ankara for Libya talks »

Jets hit strategic al-Watiya airbase in Libya where Turkey may build base: Sources

06/07/2020 – Warplanes struck overnight at a strategic airbase in western Libya, according to a military source and a nearby resident. The attack happened at the al-Watiya base, which Turkey is reportedly seeking to use to establish a firmer foothold in the country. Continuer à lire … « Jets hit strategic al-Watiya airbase in Libya where Turkey may build base: Sources »

U.S. discusses DDR with Hafter’s LNA

03/07/2020 – The U.S. State Department reported yesterday that it had held virtual talks the previous day with Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) on militia demobilization (DDR). The LNA talks follow on from similar talks held with the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli last week (Wednesday 24 June). Continuer à lire … « U.S. discusses DDR with Hafter’s LNA »

Libyan tribes offer to end oil blockade amid talks over distribution of revenues

01/07/2020 – Libyan tribes loyal to putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar on Monday offered to end their blockade of the country’s oil production, which has cost Libya over $6 billion since January, as part of a political settlement in the war-torn country. Continuer à lire … « Libyan tribes offer to end oil blockade amid talks over distribution of revenues »

Russia sending reinforcements to help Haftar in Libya

30/06/2020 – Private military contractors from Russia helped Haftar take control of Libya’s largest oil field, says Wall Street Journal.

Russia is sending reinforcements to Libya to help warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to a report published Monday. Continuer à lire … « Russia sending reinforcements to help Haftar in Libya »