Tag Archives | Haftar

Video: GNA vows Response after Base Hit

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya's UN-recognised government has condemned air raids on a recaptured air base in the west of the country. It says a "foreign air force" carried out the attack. The loss of the facility […]

NOC: Russian Mercenaries Enter Key Oil Field

By Jared Szuba for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US commander suggests sending military trainers to Tunisia after Russia sends aircraft to Libya A convoy of Russian mercenaries entered Libya's Sharara oil field and met with the facility's security forces […]

Video: Could Egypt and Turkey go to war in Libya?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The battlelines of Libya's civil war are changing quickly. A few weeks ago, Khalifa Haftar's forces were on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli, battling to remove the UN-recognised Government of National Accord. […]

Haftar "Swindled out of Millions" by Western Businessmen

Western mercenaries and businessmen have reportedly swindled Khalifa Haftar out of tens of millions of dollars for military hardware and services not delivered. The revelations come as General Haftar's self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) suffered a stunning defeat in his ill-fated offensive to take Tripoli from forces loyal to the internationally recognised Government of […]

HRW: Apparent War Crimes in Tripoli

The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) should urgently investigate evidence that fighters affiliated with it apparently tortured, summarily executed, and desecrated corpses of opposing fighters, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. The attacks by the armed group, which is under the command of General Khalifa Hiftar, were recorded and posted on social media in May […]

Video: Conflict in Libya -- Another initiative

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Warlord Khalifa Haftar announced several offensives in his drive to take full control of Libya. He had the support of Russia, Egypt and the UAE and everything was going well for him until […]

Haftar and the Tribes

From the Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In an interview, Alison Pargeter discusses the calculations of Libya's tribes and their impact on the struggle for power. Click here to read the interview.

Video: Russian Fighters "Flown out of Western Libya"

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The battle for Tripoli has taken another turn as Russian fighters allied with Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar have retreated from the front lines. Haftar's forces have been trying to capture the capital […]