Prime Minister of east-based Interim Government, Abdullah Al-Thanni, has embarked on an urgent visit to Egypt that aims to rally support for Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan national army in the ongoing fight for the control of oil crescent.
American lawmakers plan to put Libya on the Trump administration’s “radar screen” after comments by a senior general that Russia was vying for influence in the country with the United States.
Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, US, Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to US concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya.
Petroleum Facilities Guard demands no-fly zone after Haftar’s warplanes targeted oil ports (Video inside)
The Petroleum Facilities Guard’s (PFG) Chief, Edriss Bukhamada, said he has informed the authorities of the Government of National Accord (GNA) tat a no-fly zone at the oil crescent region after the airstrikes of the forces of Khalifa Haftar that targeted the oil facilities of the Libyan people.
Some 30 members of the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting in Tripoli today confirmed their support for the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) as the only basis for a settlement in the country.
The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced, on Sunday, that it is ready to implement any electoral process, either presidential or parliamentary election. It confirmed that it would take the entire legal responsibility.
Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) said it wouldn’t let Libya be the hotbed of terrorists, fights, or threats to the neighbor or regional countries.
There are reports of heavy airstrikes tonight on a range of Benghazi Defence Brigades’ positions from the front line at Al Uqaylah to Ben Jawad in the west. An LNA source claimed that they were the largest raids yet mounted by the air force. He declined to comment on reports …
A force of several dozen armed private security contractors from Russia operated until last month in a part of Libya that is under the control of regional leader Khalifa Haftar, Reuters reported the head of the firm that hired the contractors as saying.
Reports that Seif Al-Islam Qaddafi has been freed in Zintan appear to have been somewhat exaggerated. The son of the former dictator, captured in November 2011 and since held in Zintan, has simply been transferred from the keeping of one authority in the town to another.