Libya army captures six of Haftar’s militias south of Tripoli

16/09/2019 – The Volcano of Rage Operation confirmed it had captured six of Haftar’s gunmen while attempting to infiltrate the Ramla axis, south of Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya army captures six of Haftar’s militias south of Tripoli »

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’ »

Libyan MPs Warn against Turkey’s Arming of Militias in Tripoli

13/07/2019 – Libyan MPs warned Saturday against the dangers of the « Turkish role over their country’s stability,” due to Ankara’s arming of terrorist militias in Tripoli. They also stressed their keenness to “extend bridges of cooperation with Egypt and bolster means of communication to eliminate terrorism in their country.” Continuer à lire … « Libyan MPs Warn against Turkey’s Arming of Militias in Tripoli »

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 »

Sahel: UN official underlines human rights role in fighting terrorism, warns of threat posed by private militias

2019/01/24 – Senior UN human rights official, Andrew Gilmour, has welcomed the commitment of countries of the Sahel to protect the rights of civilians as they confront terrorism, and warned of the dangers posed by the growing number of ethnic-based private militias.

At the end of a nine-day visit to the region, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights said he was encouraged by the willingness of Sahel countries to adhere to international human rights and humanitarian law standards in their ongoing fight against terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Sahel: UN official underlines human rights role in fighting terrorism, warns of threat posed by private militias »

France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium

2018/06/11 – France on Monday expressed concern about the ongoing instability in its former colony the Central African Republic, warning in particular against an increased Russian military presence there that Paris says could undermine peace efforts. Continuer à lire … « France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium »

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) »