Libya’s UN-backed government has been collecting evidence of Russian mercenaries from the Wagner group fighting alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar.
Haftar plans to form ‘Berber Brigade’
Rogue General Khalifa Haftar has discussed plans to form an all-Berber “infantry brigade” to partake in his offensive to seize Tripoli, according to local media.
We are not siding with anyone in the Libya conflict: Russian FM Lavrov
In a general interview in Rome today by journalists Orietta Moscatelli and Cristina Giuliano of Askanews.it, Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said on Libya:
With the Help of Russian Fighters, Libya’s Haftar Could Take Tripoli
Ostensibly undertaken to rid the capital of militias, the campaign by Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army was in fact a baldfaced grab for power and wealth.
Supreme Council of Amazigh refutes claims of supporting Haftar
The Supreme Council of Amazigh in Libya denied on Tuesday that it had sent a delegation to visit Khalifa Haftar, in order to express support for what was said to be the “Libyan Arab Army”.
Russian mercenary fighter recounts his injury incident in Libya
UAE’s Al-Aan news TV aired Tuesday a video showing a Russian mercenary fighter talking about his time in Libya with other Russian mercenaries fighting for Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
UN envoy warns controlling Tripoli by military force would be “a disaster”
Taking control of the Libyan capital by military operations and by advancing on it with armed forces would be a disaster, according to UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame.
UN urges Libyan parties to commit to urgent ceasefire in Tripoli
The Members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern at the recent escalation of violence in Libya. The Members of the Security Council stressed the need for all parties urgently to de-escalate the situation and to commit to a ceasefire.
Libya GNA slams Haftar air strikes on Tripoli as war crime
The internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has condemned air strikes launched by forces loyal to retired Major General Khalifa Haftar on the capital Tripoli saying they are “tantamount to war crimes”.
UNSC expresses concern on Libyan escalation, arms embargo, mercenary involvement and external interference
In a statement on the situation in Libya, the UN Security Council yesterday called on all parties to urgently de-escalate and to commit to a ceasefire. It reiterated its full support for UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame’s peace efforts and expressed concern on reported breaches of the arms embargo as well …