The number of mercenaries from Russian Wagner Group headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “Putin’s chef” for his Kremlin catering contracts, who arrived at a forward base in Libya in the first week of September to bolster Khalifa Haftar’s forces, has risen to 1400, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
US calls on Haftar to end Tripoli push, warns against Russia role
The United States has called on Libyan renegade General Khalifa Haftar to stop a months-long offensive on Tripoli and said it would back the country’s internationally recognised government against “Russia’s attempts to exploit the conflict”.
Is Libya the new Syria for Putin’s secret army?
Two years after Russian President Vladimir Putin came to blows with his then prime minister Dmitri Medvedev over a Russian abstention from a UN resolution which paved the way for the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, a mysterious – but high quality – documentary appeared on the internet …
Haftar arrives in the UAE to meet with new Abu Dhabi man in Libya, Aref Al-Nayed
Khalifa Haftar, who is leading a coup against the legitimate Government of National Accord in Tripoli that is backed by the UN, has arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to meet with the Abu Dhabi top officials as well as Libyan House of Representatives Speaker Aquila Saleh and Abu …
Eastern Libyan authorities force Jordan-bound flight to land in Benghazi for “security checks”
Eastern Libyan authorities forced a civilian flight of the Libyan Airlines airliner to land in Benina Airport in Benghazi for security checks soon after it had taken off from Misurata city, which is controlled by their rivals in the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord on Thursday, Libyan Ministry of Transportation …
Haftar’s forces murder three people in cold blood, continue to target Tripoli residential areas
Social media activists circulated photos for three civilians’ bodies they said were murdered on the coastal road between Tripoli and Misrata after being shot by gunmen who sneaked Tuesday night into the area and started opening fire on several cars.
Three children injured, mother in critical condition after shell hit their home south of Tripoli
Spokesman for the Emergency and Ambulance Service, Osama Ali, has confirmed that four members of Moftah El-Seid family have been injured after a shell hit their home in Ain Zara district, south Tripoli.
Point Blank: Egypt, Russia and UAE sent arms to Libya’s Haftar
An Al Jazeera Arabic investigation has uncovered Egyptian, Russian and UAE arms support to Libya‘s renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.
Sudanese girl accuses ICC-wanted Mahmoud Al-Werfalli of torturing, killing her mother
A daughter of one of the Sudanese women who were recently killed in Libya’s Benghazi has accused the Libyan serial killer who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, of kidnapping, torturing and killing her mother.
Two civilians killed, others injured in shelling by Haftar’s forces on south Tripoli
Khalifa Haftar’s artillery weapons attacked southern Tripoli neighborhoods, including Salah Al-Deen where two civilians were killed and others were wounded, media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said.