26/08/2020 – According to the latest statistics of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Turkey has sent more than 18,000 Syrian mercenaries to Libya, of whom about 7,000 returned to Syria, in addition to about 10,000 from other nationalities.
Thousands of mercenaries join the groups affiliated with the government of National Accord in Tripoli, which is currently planning to seize the strategic city of Sirte, amid a state of international anticipation that subsided with the conclusion of a ceasefire agreement in Libya on Friday. Continuer à lire … « Turkish mercenaries’ confessions: Fighting in Libya in exchange for Turkish promises to them »
21/08/2020 – Libyan government statement on Friday ordered an immediate cease-fire for all military forces and combat operations in the war-torn country.
“Cease-fire requires demilitarization of the Sirte and Jufra regions with security arrangements,” the statement said. Continuer à lire … « Libyan government orders immediate cease-fire »
11/08/2020 – Two Russian military cargo planes landed in Libya’s strategic Sirte city – Gardabiya airbase – which is under the control of illegitimate forces loyal to putschist Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan Army under the Government of National Accord said. Continuer à lire … « Two Russian military cargo planes land in Libya’s Sirte »
17/07/2020 – Ankara supports the Government of National Accord, led by Fayez as-Sarraj, that controls the west of Libya, and Cairo supports the House of Representatives, which, in turn, controls the east of the country, and backs Libyan National Army / Khalifa Haftar.
The Sirte-El-Jufra axis became, on the one hand, the border of this division to the east and west, on the other, a red line potentially capable of causing a military clash between Turkey and Egypt… And Germany, which organized the Berlin Conference, insists on so that the Sirte-El Jufra axis becomes a « demilitarized zone ». It is clear that this will mean the acceptance of the de facto partition of Libya. Continuer à lire … « Why Erdogan needs Russian presence in Libya? »
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 »
05/10/2019 – Khalifa Haftar’s airforce, backed by France, Egypt and UAE targeted Al-Qardabiya Base, in Sirte, on Thursday, Spokesman for the Protection Force of Sirte, Taha Hadid confirms.
No casualties were reported, but the strike did cause material damage to the buildings, he explained in a press statement.
The force stressed that it will continue to operate security patrols in the vicinity of the city, in order to ensure security and control over the region.
28/08/2019 – Oil services giant Halliburton plans to resume its activities in Libya, Sirte Oil Company (SOC) claimed in a statement yesterday.
The statement came after SOC Chairman Naji Ahfaf, Chairman met Colby Fuser, Vice President of Halliburton Petroleum Services, and Mr. Moataz Yousef, General Manager of Halliburton Libya, at SOC offices yesterday.
During the wide-ranging meeting held between the two companies, ways for Halliburton to return to its activities and resume its business in the field of oil services were discussed, SOC reported.
SOC also reported that Halliburton had ‘‘confirmed its intention to participate during the year in the company’s business after the stability of the security situation in the company’s (SOC) areas of operations.
“The resumption of Halliburton’s business is a good opportunity and we are excited about this and look forward to the resumption of Halliburton’s activity in Libya and cooperation in the field of oil services,” Colby Fuser was quoted to have said by SOC’s Information Office.
The stability of the security situation in the company’s oil fields is an important factor encouraging the return of foreign companies to resume their activities, particularly major international companies, SOC added.
Sahel-Elite | Photo: Halliburton to return to its operations in Libya SOC claimed (Photo: SOC).