The Russian military contractor Wagner Group accelerated its recruitment of Syrians to fight in Libya for eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in May, signing up hundreds of mercenaries who had previously fought against Russia-backed Syrian forces, a Reuters investigation has found.
Cairo Libya peace initiative seen as attempt to keep Hafter and Saleh relevant – so far ignored by Tripoli
At a Cairo press conference yesterday led by Egypt President Sissi, Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) head Ageela Saleh, and Libyan National Army (LNA) commander, Khalifa Hafter, launched a peace initiative for Libya. Much of the initiative is the recycling of what has passed before, including Saleh’s April eight-point initiative.
Libya’s internationally-recognised government has promised to retake the country’s east after launching an offensive to capture the strategic city of Sirte from the eastern-based forces of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.
Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has recaptured the strategic town of Bani Walid in the country’s northwest from the forces of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.
Libyan army seized on Friday weapons, ammunition, and vehicles purchased by the UAE for warlord Khalifa Haftar, Anadolu Agency reports.
A total of 106 bodies, including children and women, were found in a hospital in freshly liberated Tarhuna city of Libya, Anadolu Agency reports.
Libya’s UN-recognised unity government retook the town of Tarhuna southeast of Tripoli on Friday, depriving eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar of his last redoubt in the west, a spokesman said.
The United States and other world powers are trying to determine if Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar tried to raise funds through oil dealings with Emirati brokers and Venezuela, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing US, European and Libyan officials
The Libyan Army forces under the command of the Government of National Accord have seized full control of the administrative borders of Greater Tripoli Region, pushing Khalifa Haftar’s forces toward Tarhouna and Urban cities.
Europe tried to reassure Russia during a UN Security Conference video call Tuesday after a French warship intercepted an oil tanker off the coast of Libya under an operation to halt the flow of arms to the North African country.