Turkey’s deployment of troops to war-torn Libya to head off the threat of private Russian military contractors threatens a significant escalation in the months-long conflict, the top US military officer in Africa said today.
A leader in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led by renegade General Khalifa Haftar have recruited mercenaries from Syria to fight in Libya.
Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Thursday it downed a drone in Tripoli.
A Sudanese minister announced on Wednesday that his country called on the UAE to return Sudanese citizens who were sent to the areas controlled by the militias of retired Major General Khalifa Hafter, who is supported by Abu Dhabi in Libya.
France is to send war frigates to the eastern Mediterranean to oppose Turkey’s recent assertion in the region, a decision that has been welcomed by Greece’s prime minister, according to the Guardian on Wednesday.
Total losses from the closure of Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities has accelerated, reaching more than $502 million over a 10-day period, the country’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Tuesday.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said that France was responsible for the destabilization of the situation in Libya, following French President Emmanuel Macron’s critical remarks about the Turkish policy on the conflict-torn Arab nation.
Government troops are making further advances into the territory controlled by renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar and have halted an operation by his forces to take the northwestern city of Misrata.
African Union leaders are expected to renew calls for greater involvement in efforts to resolve Libya‘s long-running conflict at a summit held on Thursday in the Republic of the Congo.
Sudan said on Tuesday it was investigating the case of Sudanese men who were transferred to Libyan oil facilities after being hired as guards by an Emirati company.