Forces loyal to the Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar claim foreign mercenaries are being recruited to bolster the air power of rival fighters in the city of Misrata.
Major General Suleiman Mahmoud Al-Obeidi, the former National Transitional Council military chief, has accused renegade General Khalifa Haftar of forming an army of militias and hiring mercenaries to fight alongside his self-styled army.
The pilots who are conducting airstrikes in support for the rogue General Khalifa Haftar and are taking off from Kharuba airbase near Al-Marij city are private military contractors that have been hired as mercenaries by Haftar, reported War is Boring website.
Libya reopened its oil port of Hariga yesterday, ending a strike by guards that had threatened to further slash exports as rival factions fight for control of the OPEC country, Reuters reported.
TRIPOLI – Libya reopened its oil port of Hariga on Tuesday, ending a strike by guards that threatened to further cut the OPEC country’s petroleum production that is already battered by factional fighting over two export terminals.
Libya’s eastern oil export port Hariga shut down because of a strike over unpaid salaries of security guards, closing the country’s last functioning export port apart from two offshore fields.