Tag Archives | Libyan National Army (LNA)

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 […]

LNA Appoints new Cmte to run GECOL in Eastern Libya

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that Major-General Abdul-Razzaq Al-Nazhouri, of the Libyan National Army (LNA), has dismissed officials in charge of state-owned General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) in the east of country, and replaced them with a seven-man committee answerable to himself. The new committee is headed by Osama Ahmed Saaiti and includes Ramadan […]

Video: PM Sarraj open to Talks with Haftar

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Prime Minister of Libya’s UN-backed government in Tripoli Fayez al-Sarraj says he is open to talks with renegade General Khalifa Haftar. Last week, Haftar’s forces seized four key oil terminals in the so-called […]

Oil Crescent Ports: NOC Lifts Force Majeur, Exports to Resume

The chairman of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, announced today (Thursday) that he has visited Zueitina port and accepted the handover of the ports from the Libyan National Army (LNA) reporting to the House of Representatives (HoR). “NOC is in charge of the ports,” he said. “They are secure, and we have […]

Video: Haftar seizes Fourth Oil Port

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Forces loyal to renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar have seized a fourth oil port, Brega, completing their takeover of vital installations in the North African country’s “oil crescent”. The US and five other nations […]

NOC calls to Protect Zueitina Port

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has expressed its concern at reports of imminent conflict between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) at Zueitina port, and called for both sides to avoid further destruction to vital national infrastructure. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla (pictured) said in a statement: “We ask both sides […]