Monday , 9 December 2019
Home /

Blog Archives

With the Help of Russian Fighters, Libya’s Haftar Could Take Tripoli

Ostensibly undertaken to rid the capital of militias, the campaign by Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army was in fact a baldfaced grab for power and wealth.

Read More »

UNSC expresses concern on Libyan escalation, arms embargo, mercenary involvement and external interference

In a statement on the situation in Libya, the UN Security Council yesterday called on all parties to urgently de-escalate and to commit to a ceasefire. It reiterated its full support for UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame’s peace efforts and expressed concern on reported breaches of the arms embargo as well …

Read More »

Libya’s Interior Minister: Russians arrested in Tripoli linked to Wagner Group

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has unveiled links between two Russians arrested for spying in Tripoli earlier this year and Wagner Group whose mercenaries are fighting for Khalifa Haftar’s forces in southern Tripoli.

Read More »

Congress moves to sanction Russians for mercenary surge in Libya

Congress is preparing bipartisan sanctions on Russian mercenaries and other suspected human rights violators in Libya, Al-Monitor has learned, as the Donald Trump administration looks to use the recent entry of Moscow-linked paramilitaries into the conflict to reinvigorate a long-dormant American strategy in the war-torn country.

Read More »

Number of Russian mercenaries fighting for Haftar in Libya rises to 1400, report says

The number of mercenaries from Russian Wagner Group headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “Putin’s chef” for his Kremlin catering contracts, who arrived at a forward base in Libya in the first week of September to bolster Khalifa Haftar’s forces, has risen to 1400, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

Read More »