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Democrats call on Trump to Sanction Hafter

By Bryant Harris for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Democrats call on Trump to sanction Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter [Haftar] amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too […]

Are Russia and Turkey in tug of war over Libya?

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. Are Russia and Turkey in tug of war over Libya? Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Syria and Libya in a Dec. 11 phone […]

Russian Mercenaries “Backing Haftar”

By John Lee. Media reports say that 300 Russian mercenaries are active in Libya. According to claims published in the UK-based Times and Telegraph newspapers, the Russian private military company Wagner Group has been supporting Khalifa Haftar’s [Hiftar] eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) with personnel and military equipment. More here and here (subscriptions needed). (Sources: The […]

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 […]