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Army official: Russian Wagner Group mercenaries have started pulling out of Tripoli frontlines

The commander of backup forces of the Libyan Army under the command of the Presidential Council, Nasser Ammar, has confirmed that many of Wagner Group mercenaries have started pulling out from the frontlines in southern Tripoli.

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Haftar refuses Turkish-Russian ceasefire initiative, vows to continue fighting Libyan government

Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday that he would not stop military operations against forces loyal to the internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), even as he praised a ceasefire initiative by Ankara and Moscow.

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Haftar takes Sirte, threatens Misrata, but wants Tripoli

Last Monday marked a turning point in the ongoing battle for Tripoli. The Libyan National Army (LNA) entered the coastal city of Sirte, the home town of former ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Commanded by Libya’s strongman, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the LNA took the city, 500 kilometres east of the capital, …

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Germany warns of Libya becoming ‘second Syria’ as GNA meets with EU

Germany warned of Libya becoming a “second Syria” as EU leaders met the head of the North African country’s Government of National Accord (GNA) yesterday. The warning came from German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who told reporters that, “We want to prevent Libya from becoming the scene of a proxy …

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Putin, Erdogan demand cease-fire in Libya

Ankara and Moscow have called on the warring parties in Libya to reach a cease-fire agreement by midnight Jan. 12. The call, made in a joint statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, is a clear signal that neither power wants to lurch into confrontation …

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