Tag Archives | Libyan National Army (LNA)

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 […]

US “Fully Committed” to Working with All Libyans

The United States has said it is fully committed to working with all Libyans to help advance stabilization and resolve the conflict in Libya. In a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Libya, it continued: “The United States engages a wide range of Libyan political and security figures.  Ambassador Bodde meets regularly with Prime Minister […]

Serraj, Haftar Agree to Ceasefire and Elections

In support of the action of the United Nations and in the framework of the implementation of the Skhirat Agreement, taking into account the initiatives of the international organizations working on Libya including the African Union, the European Union and the League of Arab States, and underlining the efforts made by Libya’s friend countries and […]

US Considers increasing Libya Presence

By John Lee. The United States is reported to be considering a significant expansion of its involvement in Libya. CNN says a new diplomatic and military policy could be finalized by the Trump administration in the next few weeks, which could lead to the eventual re-opening of the US embassy and the establishing of a […]

Bayda Govt cuts Diplomatic Ties with Qatar

By John Lee. Libya’s eastern-based government has reportedly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. According to Reuters , the Bayda government took the action after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) severed ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism, although Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri gave no explanation for the move. Egypt and […]

Mass Executions Alleged at Military Base

Forces aligned with the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) attacked a military base and allegedly executed at least 30 captured soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. A hospital official and an eyewitness told Human Rights Watch that soldiers from the 13th Battalion aligned with the GNA Defense Ministry attacked the base in Brak […]

Benghazi Cement Plants to be Rehabilitated

By John Lee. The Libyan Cement Company (LCC) has said that damage to its two plants in Benghazi has been significant, but believes they can be brought back into production by summer 2018. The factories, in Hawari district, were caught up in the battles between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and militia groups in March […]

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 […]