Tag Archives | Libyan National Army (LNA)

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 […]

What’s next for Hafter after moving into S. Libya?

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. What’s next for Gen. Hifter after moving into southern Libya? I recently made the five-hour drive from Tripoli to the little town of Harawah, home to the Awlad Suleiman tribe, about 80 kilometers (50 […]

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 […]

EU Delegation meets with General Haftar

Head of the EU Delegation to Libya Alan Bugeja has visited Benghazi where he had a lengthy meeting with General Commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar in Rajma, covering the various aspects of the situation in the country, including the security situation as well as efforts to advance the political process. Ambassador Bugeja reiterated the EU’s […]

Russia sends signal on Libya by hosting Hifter

By Kirill Semenov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. On  Nov. 7, the chief commander of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Hifter [Haftar], who also represents the government in Tobruk, visited Moscow for a meeting with Russian Defense Minister […]

Italian PM meets with Gen Haftar

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met on Sunday evening with the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar. The meeting in question followed the talks held in Rome last Friday with the head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al Serraj. Gen Haftar has confirmed his participation in the conference […]