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Video: Haftar Pushes Against Militia in Oil Crescent

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fighting has escalated in Libya’s so-called “oil crescent”. Forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar have struck a rival armed group after their attack on oil terminals on Thursday. The area has been under […]

Video: Fighting Escalates in Derna

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Sixteen fighters have been killed and 11 others wounded in the eastern Libyan city of Derna. Fighting has intensified between forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar and local militias. Haftar’s forces say they […]

Civilians under Siege in Derna

Libya Protect Civilians under Siege in Derna Amid reports of an escalating humanitarian crisis in the besieged Libyan city of Derna, Amnesty International is calling on the leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khalifa Haftar, and all parties involved in the fighting to urgently open humanitarian corridors to give impartial assistance and save […]

Libyan Factions Agree to December Elections

By John Lee. Libya’s four key leaders have pledged “to work constructively with the United Nations to hold credible and peaceful elections on 10th December and to respect the results of the elections.” At a summit in Paris on Tuesday hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, they also agreed that by 16th September they would […]

HRW: Battle for Derna Endangers Civilians

From Human Rights Watch. Forces under Gen. Khalifa Hiftar have started a land and air operation to wrest the eastern city of Derna from an alliance of militant armed groups, Human Rights Watch said today. All parties to the conflict are obligated to respect the laws of war and spare civilians and civilian infrastructure. The […]

Hiftar’s Son hires US Lobbying Firm

By John Lee. The son of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar [Hiftar] has hired a US lobbying firm to “provide political and strategic advocacy activities in the US Congress on behalf of the Hiftar family.” The recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that Benghazi-based Khaled Khalifa Haftar, a Captain in the Libyan National Army (LNA), […]

Video: 36 Bodies Found, Haftar orders Probe

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. General Khalifa Haftar, who controls eastern Libya, has ordered an investigation after 36 unidentified bodies were found to the east of Benghazi. Victims showed signs of torture and gunshot wounds to the head. Witnesses […]

US “Fully Committed” to Working with All Libyans

The United States has said it is fully committed to working with all Libyans to help advance stabilization and resolve the conflict in Libya. In a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Libya, it continued: “The United States engages a wide range of Libyan political and security figures.  Ambassador Bodde meets regularly with Prime Minister […]