Tag Archives | Libyan National Army (LNA)

UK Lawmakers push for Urgent Engagement with Haftar

A report by the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) — an influential body set up to ensure that British Conservative parliamentarians understand the Middle East — has urged the UK to engage with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan National Army (LNA), and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR). It also says the UK should reconsider its relationship […]

LNA Launches Offensive to Recapture Ras Lanuf

By John Lee. The Tobruk-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a military offensive this morning to recapture the oil port of Ras Lanuf. The port, along with the port of Es Sider, was recently taken over by the Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB). Libya analyst Mary Fitzgerald describes the BDB as “comprised of a number of […]

LNA Travel Ban – HRW Calls for Repeal

On February 23, Abdelrazeq al-Nadhouri, chief of staff of the forces known as the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the military governor of the region that extends from Derna to Ben Jawwad, repealed his order requiring women who wish to travel abroad to be accompanied by a male guardian and replaced it with a new […]

LNA resumes Pre-Emptive Airstrikes in the Oil Crescent

Following a number of indicators that a new offensive against the oil crescent was being planned, the Libyan National Army (LNA) resumed pre-emptive airstrikes last week against targets in Jufra and Mabruk oilfield. It is understood that both BDB and GNA MoD 12 Brigade were targeted in a series of strikes starting on 09 February. […]

NOC Chairman: Oil Production to reach 2.5m bpd by 2020

By Adam Nathan. Mustafa Sanalla, the colourful chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), has revealed ambitious plans to increase Libya’s oil production to 2.5 million barrels of oil a day by 2020. Sanalla, also revealed plans to expand Libya’s refining capacity to 1 million barrels of oil a day and gas production to 1.3 […]

Eastern NOC Claims Oil Deals with Russia, China

By John Lee. The head the eastern-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) has claimed that his office has signed 29 contracts independently of the Tripoli-based organisation. Naji al-Maghrabi told Reuters that recent contracts included deals with major states such as Russia and China. Russia is reported to be planning to arm eastern-based strongman General Khalifa Haftar […]

Russians to arm Haftar, in Challenge to West

By John Lee. Russia is reportedly planning to arm the eastern-based General Khalifa Hiftar [Haftar], who has been fighting the western-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. According to The Times, Hafter held high-level talks last week aboard the Russian aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov (pictured), in the Mediterranean. In the past seven months he […]