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Arrival of Russian mercenaries adds deadlier firepower, modern tactics to Libya’s civil war

Hundreds of Russian mercenaries, many highly trained and well-armed, are fighting alongside renegade Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter as he seeks to oust the country’s United Nations-backed government, according to Libyan military commanders and fighters, as well as U.S. military and other Western officials.

Libya: Haftar forces attack airport in Tripoli

Libya’s Mitiga international airport in Tripoli was hit by an airstrike Sunday, Anadolu reports. Mustafa el-Mecei, the spokesman for the Government of National Accord (GNA) Burkan al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) military operation, told Anadolu Agency warplanes that targeted the airport four times were flown by forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa …

Amnesty International blames Haftar for fate of kidnapped Libyan female lawmaker

Amnesty International has launched on its website a campaign calling on Khalifa Haftar to reveal the fate and whereabouts of the member of House of Representatives (HoR) Siham Sirgiwa and urging him to ensure her release and protect her from all forms of torture.

Libya’s Presidential Council urges Security Council to sanction countries supporting Haftar

The Libyan Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord has condemned in the strongest terms the “terrorist airstrikes” againt the Interior Ministry’s headquarters in Tripoli on last Thursday by Khalifa Haftar’s forces.