Libya won’t restart largest field until militia leaves

2019/02/25 – Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp refused to restart the country’s biggest field after militants seized and declared it secure earlier this month. The standoff over Sharara, which can pump about 300,000 bopd, is entering its third month. NOC won’t resume production while armed groups are there, the company’s chairman Mustafa Sanalla said on Sunday. The Libyan National Army, loyal to eastern leader Khalifa Haftar, controls the field and said it’s ready to restart. Continuer à lire … « Libya won’t restart largest field until militia leaves »

Libya – Supreme Commander of Libyan Army appoints an aide to Chief of General Staff.

2019/14/02 – The Presidential Council (PC) has appointed Mohammed Al-Sharif as the new Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army – loyal to the government based in Tripoli.

Al-Sharif’s appointment replaces Abdelrahman Al-Taweel who was named Chief of Staff in September 2017. Al-Taweel was at the time head of the security preparations committee of the PC. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Supreme Commander of Libyan Army appoints an aide to Chief of General Staff. »

Libya – Libyan National Army announces start of military trials for ‘terrorist groups’

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’ »

Hybridizing Security: Armies, Militias and Constrained Sovereignty (Commentary – Yezid Sayigh)

2018/04/11- Defence sectors in several Arab countries have undergone significant transformation leading to the hybridization of security governance, leaving them with forms of sovereignty that are both constrained and constantly contested. Continuer à lire … « Hybridizing Security: Armies, Militias and Constrained Sovereignty (Commentary – Yezid Sayigh) »

Ex-Libya official sues Haftar in US

2018/07/10 – The former political adviser to the leadership of the Libyan Karama Operation, Mohammed Boussir, has filed a complaint against the retired powerful General Khalifa Hafer, holding him responsible for recent threats against his life.

“I have received threats that I will be attacked with acid from people loyal to General Khalifa Haftar,” Boussir said on Wednesday on Facebook. Continuer à lire … « Ex-Libya official sues Haftar in US »

Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi

2018/09/11 – Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi held talks in Libya on Monday with Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar.

The meeting in Benghazi was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, said the ministry.

The two men « had a long and cordial conversation which relaunched close relations with Italy, in a climate of consolidated trust, » the foreign ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi »

Tunisia returns Russian military equipment seized en route to Libya’s Haftar

2018/09/02 – The Tunisian authorities have decided to return Russian military equipment which was seized en route to the renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, Almesryoon.com reported on Friday. The goods were discovered when a Panamanian-registered ship called into the Tunisian port of Sfax for repairs. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia returns Russian military equipment seized en route to Libya’s Haftar »