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Is Russia pulling support from Libyan strongman Hifter?

While Washington has been accusing Moscow of inflaming the conflict in war-torn Libya by sending mercenaries to fight on behalf of strongman Khalifa Hifter, signs have been emerging that Russia is increasing contacts with the Hifter-aligned eastern-based parliament at the expense of Hifter himself.

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Report: Haftar owes Russian Wagner Group $150 million as rift grows over rookie fighters

Details of a dispute between Khalifa Haftar and the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group show financial and military issues unsolved between the two, according to a report by Arabic Post news website.

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Civilian Forces Movement: No dialogue before defeating the aggressors

The Civilian Forces Movement has called on the Presidential Council, the House of Representatives, the High Council of State, and all security and military forces to forge a unified voice against any dialogue before ending the offensive against the capital and defeating the aggressors.

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Tripoli’s Interior Minister claims there is military balance on Tripoli borders

Speaking at a press conference in Tripoli yesterday, Fathi Bashagha, the Interior Minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli, reviewed the positions of the countries supporting what he called ‘‘the criminal Khalifa Haftar’’ in his war on the capital Tripoli.

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Seven UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavirus

Seven UN agencies on Wednesday called for a cease-fire in Libya to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, saying the international community “must not turn a blind eye to the conflict” in the North African nation where 64 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed.

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Sayala to SC: Condemnation of Haftar and his loyalists is your historical responsibility

The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has addressed the Security Council (SC) demanding that it face its responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security, and to condemn Haftar’s glaring illegal attack on Tripoli.

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Libyan Air Force intensifies strikes on Haftar’s forces and supply lines

The spokesman for the Libyan Army under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Mohammed Gununu said on Tuesday, Libyan Air Force had carried out three airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase, targeting Khalifa Haftar’s forces, military vehicles and positions.

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