Libya – Joint Force issues armed groups a two-day warning to evacuate southern Tripoli

15/07/2020 – The Joint Force, affiliated with the Libyan Army, has given a 48-hour warning to all armed groups in the Salah Al-Din Road, Sidra Road and Al-Shouk Road areas, south of Tripoli, to evacuate residential homes, rest houses and various civilian buildings such as hospitals, ministries, colleges and companies.

The Joint Force demanded on its official site, that the armed groups occupying those areas go to the Second Brigade Camp, informing the offenders that it would take all necessary measures against them, should they choose to ignore this warning.

Libya Observer

Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali)

Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar

15/07/2020 – Haftar says his forces were preparing for ‘major battle’ near Sirte, al-Jufra.

The Libyan army said Wednesday it has spotted the dispatch of military supplies from Egypt to the city of Tobruk in northeastern Libya. Continuer à lire … « Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar »

Russia, Wagner Group complicating Libyan ceasefire efforts (AFRICOM)

15/07/2020 – Verified photographic evidence shows indiscriminately placed booby-traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to the Sirte since mid-June.

Africa Command (AFRICOM) has clear evidence that Russian employed, state-sponsored Wagner Group laid landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in and around Tripoli, further violating the United Nations arms embargo and endangering the lives of innocent Libyans. Verified photographic evidence shows indiscriminately placed booby-traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to the Sirte since mid-June. These weapons are assessed to have been introduced into Libya by the Wagner Group. Continuer à lire … « Russia, Wagner Group complicating Libyan ceasefire efforts (AFRICOM) »

Eastern-based Libyan parliament asks Egypt to intervene in war

14/07/2020 – Libya’s eastern-based parliament has called for Egypt to directly intervene in the country’s civil war to counter Turkish support for the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), based in the capital Tripoli.

In a statement late on Monday, the House of Representatives based in the eastern port of Tobruk said Egyptian backing was needed to stave off what it described as a Turkish invasion and occupation. Continuer à lire … « Eastern-based Libyan parliament asks Egypt to intervene in war »

Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone

13/07/2020 – The Turkish and Russian presidents on Monday spoke over the phone to discuss developments in war-weary Libya and Syria as well as other regional issues, the Turkish Communications Directorate said. Continuer à lire … « Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone »

Italian Senate approves funding for military mission in Libya

08/08/2020 – The Italian Senate has agreed to resume funding of Italy’s military mission in Libya to train Libyan coastguards in efforts to end illegal immigration.

260 MPs approved the funding motion at the Italian Senate, while 14 others opposed it and two MPs abstained from voting, as Five Stars Movement hailed the commitment of Italy to support the Government of National Accord in fighting illegal immigration, according to Italian news agency Aki. Continuer à lire … « Italian Senate approves funding for military mission in Libya »

Italian defense minister to visit Ankara for Libya talks

07/07/2020 – Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini will arrive in Ankara for talks on the ongoing conflict in Libya with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar who paid a snap visit to the war-torn country over the weekend. Continuer à lire … « Italian defense minister to visit Ankara for Libya talks »

Russia sending reinforcements to help Haftar in Libya

30/06/2020 – Private military contractors from Russia helped Haftar take control of Libya’s largest oil field, says Wall Street Journal.

Russia is sending reinforcements to Libya to help warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to a report published Monday. Continuer à lire … « Russia sending reinforcements to help Haftar in Libya »

Sudan says detains 122 alleged fighters heading for Libya

30/06/2020 – Sudan said Sunday it has arrested 122 of its nationals as they headed to neighbouring Libya to fight as « mercenaries », state media reported.

Libya’s UN-recognised unity government has long accused Sudan of sending fighters to back military strongman Khalifa Haftar who controls much of the country’s east. Continuer à lire … « Sudan says detains 122 alleged fighters heading for Libya »

Egypt is prepared to go to war in Libya

28/06/2020 – After a fourteen-month campaign on Tripoli, forces loyal to the Libyan National Army are in retreat. To those who support the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, this should serve as great news. Since 2012, a power vacuum has consumed Libya following the fall of longtime Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Both sides of the civil war view themselves as the true leaders of Libya. The Government of National Accord is the product of a 2015 UN-brokered agreement, known as the Libyan Political Agreement. This agreement was deemed unacceptable by neighboring Egypt, which originates from their political history with those who make up the GNA.

Continuer à lire … « Egypt is prepared to go to war in Libya »