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The National Interest reports on Turkish-hired Syrian mercenaries in Libya

On 5 September, journalists John Lechner and S. Asher published an article entitled ‘Inside the Bloody Business of Turkey’s Syrian Mercenaries’ for The National Interest. In the article, they explain how following General Khalifa Haftar’s offensive against the Government of National Accord (GNA) in 2019, the GNA requested Turkish military …

Lavrov: Wagner in Libya for commercial reasons upon Tobruk authorities’ request

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, has said that the presence of Wagner Group mercenaries in Libya is “on a commercial basis,” saying the private security company was invited by the authorities in Tobruk – referring to the House of Representatives.

Libya: Russia’s Wagner Group Set Landmines Near Tripoli

New information from Libyan agencies and demining groups links the Wagner Group to the use of banned landmines and booby traps in Libya in 2019-2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The Wagner Group, a private Russian military security contractor with apparent links to Russia’s government, backed Khalifa Hiftar’s Libyan Arab …

The Guardian: UN investigators say Wagner Group fighters did not mark mines’ positions and may have rigged bomb to teddy bear

Russian mercenaries in Libya systematically broke international law by laying mines in civilian areas without any attempt to mark their location or remove the lethal devices, UN investigators have found.