Tag Archives | Libyan National Army (LNA)

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 […]

Interpol issues “Red Notice” for LNA Major

By John Lee. Interpol has issued a “Red Notice” for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli (pictured), who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on seven counts of “murder as a war crime“. According to Libya Herald, the Major in the Libyan National Army (LNA) is accused of summary executions of suspected terrorists. Meanwhile, the Libyan […]

Can Cairo talks Succeed in Uniting Libya?

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. Can Cairo talks succeed in uniting Libya’s divided armed forces? The Egyptian initiative to unite the Libyan military is almost complete after several meetings were held between Libyan military officials who split up […]

Commander Apparently Filmed Committing Extrajudicial Executions

From Amnesty International. Responding to reports that Mahmoud al-Werfalli, former Field Commander of the Special Forces Brigade (Al-Saiqa) affiliated to the Libyan National Army (LNA) and a war crimes suspect wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), extrajudicially executed 10 people in Benghazi, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Director, Heba Morayef, said: “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 […]

October brings Italy Highest Flows of Migrants from Libya

By Justin Salhani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. October brings Italy highest flows of migrants from Libya A series of shortcuts undertaken by the Italian government in Libya to stop migration flows in recent months has had serious repercussions. Earlier […]

UK Foreign Secretary meets Haftar

During his visit the Foreign Secretary met Field Marshall Heftar [Haftar, Hiftar], the Head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), as well as members of the House of Representatives representing Benghazi. This was the first visit by a UK government minister to Benghazi since 2011 and the first time that the Foreign Secretary has met […]