Libya – Al-Sweihli calls on GNA to cut ties with UAE for backing Haftar’s attack on Tripoli

11/10/2019 – The ex-head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli has called on the Government of National Accord (GNA) to sever all relations with the UAE for its support for Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Al-Sweihli calls on GNA to cut ties with UAE for backing Haftar’s attack on Tripoli »

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Chinese GP6 guided artillery projectiles in Libya

18/09/2019 – Images supplied to ARES show that the items in question included at least two Chinese-made GP6 laser-guided 155 mm artillery projectiles. These fall into a general category of weapons known as ‘precision guided munitions’. Precision guided munitions (PGMs) are those which can alter their flight paths to more precisely strike a target. PGMs are increasingly common amongst major militaries, however comparatively high per-munition cost and other factors restrict their use among the armed forces of developing nations. Nonetheless, more and more have been documented in service with the armed forces of developing nations, and in the hands of non-state actors. Continuer à lire … « Chinese GP6 guided artillery projectiles in Libya »

Turkish drones in Libya are a strategic and family affair

16/09/2019 – A war of drones involving Turkey has escalated in Libya in recent weeks, as Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army, backed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), continues to target Tripoli. While the appearance of Turkish drones in the war theater is an unequivocal sign of Ankara’s support for the Tripoli and Misrata forces, the drone tussle between Turkey and the UAE has an aspect less spoken about, namely a link to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s family. Continuer à lire … « Turkish drones in Libya are a strategic and family affair »

UAE, Mauritania review Defence cooperation

12/09/2019 – Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, received at his office today Lieutenant-General Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Lemine, Mauritanian Army Chief-of-Staff, and his accompanying delegation, where they discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the defence field.The two sides also discussed bilateral relations and ways of strengthening them, exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments, in addition to a number of issues of common concern.

The meeting was attended by a number of senior defence officials.

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Libya sends complaint letter to Security Council condemning UAE actions

11/09/2019 – Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday of hostility and supporting a coup against the legitimate government. Continuer à lire … « Libya sends complaint letter to Security Council condemning UAE actions »

Like in Yemen, UAE turns to explicit support for Haftar’s coup against legitimacy in Libya

09/09/2019 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has turned to explicit support for the forces of Khalifa Haftar that have been launching attacks on legitimate and Un-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) since last April.  Continuer à lire … « Like in Yemen, UAE turns to explicit support for Haftar’s coup against legitimacy in Libya »

High Council of State: UAE fueling war in Libya

08/09/2019 – The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) has decried UAE’s provision of a media platform for the spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s forces Ahmed Al-Mismari in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The HCS denounced UAE’s hosting of a presser for the spokesman of outlaw military groups that are waging war on legitimacy in Libya and allowing him to incite more bloodshed among fellow Libyans. Continuer à lire … « High Council of State: UAE fueling war in Libya »