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) »

Libya: LNA Announces Death of 200 Members of Sarraj Forces in 3 Days

11/09/2019 – The Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, asserted that operations in the capital, Tripoli, will continue until it is freed from militias, meanwhile, his forces announced they killed over 200 pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) armed militants in recent clashes. Continuer à lire … « Libya: LNA Announces Death of 200 Members of Sarraj Forces in 3 Days »

Mitiga airport remains closed, flights transferred to Misrata, LNA denies responsibility for its bombing

04/09/2019 – Tripoli’s only functioning airport, Mitiga Airport, was officially shut down on Sunday by Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority after it was hit by missiles again late Saturday. UNSMIL had reported that this was the seventh occasion since the end of July 2019 that Mitiga airport was hit by what it called ‘‘indiscriminate shelling’’. Continuer à lire … « Mitiga airport remains closed, flights transferred to Misrata, LNA denies responsibility for its bombing »

LNA Accuses Qatar of Being ‘Terrorism Base’

23/08/2019 – The Libyan National Army (LNA) – commanded by Chief Marshal Khalifa Haftar – accused Qatar again of becoming a base for terrorism in Libya.

LNA spokesman Ahmed Mesmari described Qatar as the base for terrorism in Libya and other countries that witnessed terrorist attacks. Continuer à lire … « LNA Accuses Qatar of Being ‘Terrorism Base’ »

Libya’s divisions

2018/09/15  – Libya is set to miss a mid-September deadline to fix a framework for elections in December, part of a U.N.-led effort to reunify and stabilize a country that splintered after the Nato-backed uprising which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

The capital has been shaken by heavy clashes and a militant attack on the headquarters of state oil firm NOC, casting new doubt on the election plan. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s divisions »

Can Libya Survive Without Haftar?

2018/04/16 – Libya was thrown into further flux this past week amid reports of the death of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. His exact condition remains unclear; Haftar was reportedly hospitalized in Jordan after suffering a stroke before falling into a coma after his transfer to a hospital in France. Other sources reported that eastern strongman passed away while in Paris. Reports of his death, while unconfirmed, will significantly impact the calculus of Libya’s major players, both domestically and regionally. Haftar’s death could serve as an opportunity to revive political dialogue, but it could also trigger an escalated conflict between Libya’s competing factions that would further fragment the country.   Continuer à lire … « Can Libya Survive Without Haftar? »