Tag Archives | Libyan National Army (LNA)

Reports of Russian Troops in Libya Spark Controversy

By Maxim A. Suchkov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russia is believed to have been deploying dozens of troops to Libya over the last few days. The story, first reported by The Sun, sheds light on what the British media […]

Libya announces Reopening of Oil Terminals

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced the lifting of force majeure at the ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Hariga (pictured) and Zuetina after the facilities were handed over to the corporation this morning, July 11, 2018. In a statement, the NOC said: “Production and export operations will return to normal levels within the […]

NOC Declares Force Majeure at 2 more Terminals

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings at Hariga (pictured) and Zuetina oil terminals at 1100 on Monday 2 July, 2018. This suspension of obligations is in addition to the state of force majeure at the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals. Despite warning from NOC of the consequences […]

Oil Ports Handed to an Eastern-Based NOC

By John Lee. The Libyan National Army (LNA), under the command of Khalifa Haftar, has reportedly handed control of the oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf to an eastern-based National Oil Corporation (NOC). Last week, the LNA captured the terminals from rival fighters led by Ibrahim Jadhran. On Monday, the internationally recognized NOC in […]

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 […]

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 […]