Tag Archives | Libyan National Army (LNA)

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 […]

Is ‘Grand Political Bargain’ in Store for Libya?

By Jason Pack for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In Libya’s ever-shifting sands, where conspiracy and disinformation overlay a reality shaped by fluid political alliances, erratic military maneuvers and a crumbling economy, it can be challenging to paint an accurate […]

Chaos and Confusion in Tripoli

By John Lee. Chaos and confusion are the order of the day in Tripoli, as claims of an attempted coup by forces loyal to the old Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) / National Salvation are dismissed as a “media hoax” by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Reuters had reported that Khalifa Ghwell, head […]

UAE sets up Military Base in Eastern Libya

By John Lee. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established a military base in eastern Libya, according to IHS Jane’s 360. Satellite imagery reportedly shows AT-802 light attack aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at Al-Khadim Airport in Marj province, around 100 km from Benghazi, where the UAE aircraft are supporting the eastern-based Libyan National Army […]