Perched on pick-up trucks adorned with machine guns and baskets of rocket-propelled grenades, the notorious Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were an unsettling sight for Khartoum when they began fanning out across the Sudanese capital earlier this year.
United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement on Tuesday that he new commander, Gen. Stephen Townsend accompanied by the new U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, met in Tunis with Fayez Al-Sarraj, Prime Minister of Libya.
Haftar’s forces have announced an award of 5 million Libyan dinars for anyone who kills or arrests the commander of Liwaa Al-Sumood Salah Badi .
The Tripoli Ministry of Health aligned to the Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council and Government of National Accord condemned on Sunday what it called the ‘‘systematic and repeated attacks on civilian facilities, residential neighbourhoods and citizens that have put thousands at risk, displacement and death’’.
For enthusiasts of adventures in former Ottoman lands, Turkish connections are easy to find across the region. In Iraq and Syria, for instance, the Turkmen minorities have long been seen as handy mediums of Turkish influence, though the realities on the ground have sometimes defied the expectations — like the …
The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame said foreign intervention and lack of unified stance in the international community had encouraged the warring parties in Libya to keep the sounds of their arms loud.
Aljazeera TV Channel has reported a high ranking government official at the Presidential Council as saying that a French military unit has set up a control room for drones at Sidra oil terminal in northern Libya amid France’s rejection that it has provided military support for Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
Militias loyal to Libya’s Tripoli-based unity government said they repelled an attack Monday by forces of eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar on a strategic town southeast of the capital.
Heavy airstrikes have been rocking the suburbs of Gharyan city since the dawn of Monday, reportedly by UAE drones backing up Khalifa Haftar’s forces, paving the way for ground forces of Khalifa Haftar to advance on Gharyan city.
The forces under the command of Khalifa Haftar have started this morning a large-scale attack on Gharyan in an attempt to retake the city that they have lost to the forces under the command of the Government of National Accord’s Burkan Al-Ghadab Operation (Volcano of Rage).