Recent reversals in Libya’s ongoing conflict have cast a dramatic spotlight on the evolving role of Russian and other foreign private military companies. In late May, U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, expressed alarm over the deployment of Russian military jets to support Russia’s Wagner …
Libya has seen a dramatic increase in reported civilian casualties over the past year as warring parties fight for the control of the capital Tripoli, and the forces associated with Khalifa Haftar are responsible for the majority of non-combatant deaths during this period, a new study has found.
Libya‘s renegade commander Khalifa Haftar has agreed to restart ceasefire talks with Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord, the organisation’s mission to the country said on Monday.
Following a string of significant losses in western Libya, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has renewed its offensive in mountain regions, advancing towards the strategic town of Ghariyan.
Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, condemned on Monday the continued flow of arms and mercenaries to Libya and renewed calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow the health authorities to cope with the Coronavirus outbreak.
A group of Syrian tribes have voiced their opposition to Russia’s recruitment of its young men to fight alongside forces belonging to Libya’s rogue General Khalifa Haftar, a statement revealed.
The city of Gharyan has been the scene of heavy clashes this morning as Libyan forces under the command of the Government of National Accord have thwarted attacks by Khalifa Haftar’s forces via Ghout Al-Reeh frontline, Mayor of Gharyan Yousef Al-Badri confrmed.
The US said it is considering deploying a Security Force Assistance Brigade to Tunisia for training as part of its assistance to the North Africa country, amid concern over Russian activity in neighbouring Libya.
A mass grave was found south of Tripoli, the Libyan Interior Ministry said today, reports Anadolu Agency. The grave was discovered in Sadiyah area which was recaptured from forces loyal to eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar, the ministry said in a statement.
Seven people have been killed and over 12 others injured, one amputated, in a grad rockets attack by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Souq Al-Thelutaa roundabout in Tripoli.