The Russian Ambassador to Libya, Aydar Aganin, said in an interview with TASS on Monday that “there is a risk of delivering weapons to Ukraine, saying those weapons are spreading across Africa, with Libya being such a transit corridor during the period of anarchy and chaos in the country”.
Yevgeny Prigozhin’s attempted insurrection against the Russian Ministry of Defence (MOD) last month created massive confusion. The rebellion raised many questions about what might come next for the war in Ukraine and the future of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rule.
The Acacus Mountains, known as Tadrart Akakus by locals, are located in the Fezzan region of southwestern Libya, within the Sahara Desert.
The Libyan Attorney General’s (AG) Office has issued a statement announcing the arrival in custody of the arrested militia leader, Andelraouf Al-Kabo, to the Tripoli headquarters after he was detained by security units in Zuwara, hailing the efforts of the transfer of the wanted criminal by the security apparatuses in …
Chief of Media Operations Team at the US Africa Command – AFRICOM, Kelly Cahalan, has denied their connection to the reported air strikes that targeted some sites in eastern Libya in the past few days.
New York Times has reported that new military and CIA drone operators generally must obtain advance permission from President Biden, who adjusted the rules for such strikes in last October, to target a suspected militant outside a conventional war zone – including Libya.
Recent developments in Russia, and Wagner’s open mutiny against the Kremlin have sparked considerable speculation regarding the potential impact on Wagner’s operations in Libya, a war zone it has heavily invested in in the last decade.
Tension between the rival governments in Libya is on the rise amid new disputes over oil revenues and a drone strike on Wagner facilities Friday, Energy Voice reports.
Drone strikes early on Friday hit an airbase in Libya’s east used by mercenaries of the Russian paramilitary group Wagner, without causing any casualties, a military official told AFP.
In the 12 years since the killing of Muammar Gaddafi and the collapse of the state, Washington has stayed clear of direct engagement with the Libyan civil war. CIA Director, William Burns’ 24-hour visit in January is an indication of the necessity – rather than the desire – to re-engage. …