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Tobruk MP explains South’s Support for Hifter

By George Mikhail for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Tobruk parliamentarian explains south Libya’s support for Hifter The Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter launched a military campaign in the Libyan south on Jan. 15 to secure oil fields and […]

“State of Emergency” in Sirte

By John Lee. Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly declared a state of emergency and mobilization in Sirte. According to Anadolu Agency, the decision came after the Libyan National Army (LNA), controlled by Khalifa Haftar (Hiftar), reportedly approached the southern outskirts of the city. Videos on social media showed armed men loyal […]

Russian Mercenaries “Backing Haftar”

By John Lee. Media reports say that 300 Russian mercenaries are active in Libya. According to claims published in the UK-based Times and Telegraph newspapers, the Russian private military company Wagner Group has been supporting Khalifa Haftar’s [Hiftar] eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) with personnel and military equipment. More here and here (subscriptions needed). (Sources: The […]

UN Welcomes Serraj-Haftar Talks

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the 27 February meeting in the United Arab Emirates, convened by his Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, between the Prime Minister of Libya and President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiez Serraj, and the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar. […]

The Battle for Libya’s Southern Frontier

The battle for Libya’s southern frontier Gunmen have made a fortune there as mercenaries, smugglers and robbers The internecine fighting in Libya is often reduced to east versus west: Khalifa Haftar, the warlord who controls the former, against a United Nations-backed government in the latter. But this year’s most important fighting is some 600km south […]

Libya: Slow Roll To Salvation

The Government of National Accord (GNA) is now supporting the Libyan National Army (LNA) and its commander Khalifa Hiftar [Haftar], according to a report from Strategy Page. It says this began when GNA leader Fayez al Sarraj spoke with Hiftar on November 13th when both were at the Libya conference in Italy. “While many GNA […]

What Must Change for Libya to Prosper?

By Edward P. Joseph, for the Center for the National Interest. “They came, they didn’t meet, they pronounced it a success.” This is the skeptical press line on the latest international bid to stabilize Libya—the Italian hosted “parley in Palermo” this month that was more fizzle than sizzle. After keeping the organizers in suspense, Libya’s […]