Chad army kills two civilians near Libyan border: sources

2018/09/16 – Chadian army helicopters killed two civilians in bombing runs over a gold mining town along the Libyan border, where government forces have clashed with a fledgling rebel movement, a family member of the victims and an intelligence official said. Continuer à lire … « Chad army kills two civilians near Libyan border: sources »

Libya/Italy – Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli

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.
 

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Libya – Six Years After a US Ambassador Was Killed in Benghazi, Libya Remains Mired in Chaos

2018/09/11 – On the night of September 11, 2012, the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi was attacked and burned. The US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, who was visiting Libya’s eastern city, and three other US citizens lost their lives. At first, the attack was thought to have been carried out by a mob angry about a video made in the United States that mocked Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. It was later determined to be an act of terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Six Years After a US Ambassador Was Killed in Benghazi, Libya Remains Mired in Chaos »

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 »

Libya – UNSMIL publishes terms of Tripoli ceasefire

2018/09/11 – The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) published Monday on its website the terms of the ceasefire it had brokered on September 04.

UNSMIL said the Libyan attending parties agreed to develop a monitoring and verification mechanism to consolidate the ceasefire under the oversight and guidance of the Joint Operations Centre. Continuer à lire … « Libya – UNSMIL publishes terms of Tripoli ceasefire »

Libya – Swiss arms circulating in Libya chaos

2018/09/10 – Swiss weapons have reportedly been circulating in Libya amid a recent upsurge of fighting between rival militia.

Traders from the Libyan capital Tripoli have been selling RUAG weapons and Swiss grenade launchers on the Internet, according to the « SonntagsBlick » newspaper. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Swiss arms circulating in Libya chaos »

Shadowy U.S. Drone War in Africa Set to Expand #Niger

2019/09/09 – The U.S. military will begin flying armed drones out of a remote base in Niger in the coming months, marking a significant escalation of the Defense Department’s little-noticed war against violent extremists in Africa.The MQ-9 Reapers will operate from new facilities the U.S. Air Force is building at an existing Nigerien base in Agadez for nearly $100 million. Until recently, the drones have been based in Niger’s capital and used solely to collect intelligence on militant groups operating in the region. Continuer à lire … « Shadowy U.S. Drone War in Africa Set to Expand #Niger »