Up to 35 Russian mercenaries have been killed in Libya fighting for the forces of rogue Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, the independent Russian-language news website Meduza reported on Wednesday.
The family of one of Libya’s most prominent female politicians believe she was killed hours after she gave a TV interview criticising eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli.
Fighting erupted in Dawoon area between Tarhouna and Misallata cities between locals and gunmen from Al-Kani militia that is under the command of Khalifa Haftar’s forces, backed up by a group of Sudanese Janjaweed mercenaries.
The High Council of State (HCS) in Libya has issued a statement condemning the abduction of its member Mustafa Al-Treki from in front of his house in Matrad area in west of Al-Zawiya city by “masked” gunmen loyal to Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
The monitoring military aircraft movements over Italy and the Mediterranean Sea “ItaMilRadar” detected Tuesday morning a French Air Force Boeing C-135FR over Tripoli.
Libya’s Mitiga international airport in the capital Tripoli was hit by an airstrike Tuesday, Anadolu reports. In a statement posted on social media, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said the warplanes that targeted the airport were believed to be flown by forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar.
Libyan Army’s Volcano of Rage Operation forces have thwarted two attacks by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Ramla frontline near Tripoli Airport and Yarmouk Camp, which is very essential for Haftar’s forces to advance into downtown areas in the capital, sources from the operation said.
The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in Britain (AOHR) has said that “retired Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar bears full responsibility for the crime of abduction of the Libyan MP Siham Sergiwa and other crimes of kidnapping and assassinations, aimed at terrorising all his opponents and keeping them away from public …
The Mayor of the Municipality of Sirte, Mukhtar Al-Madani condemned on Sunday the airstrikes conducted by Haftar’s forces on several areas in the city, including Al-Qardabiya Project and the Man-Made River Project.
One civilian person was killed and others were wounded as Khalifa Haftar’s forces shelled a residential area in Ain Zara in southern Tripoli on Sunday, the Volcano of Rage media office said.