Tag Archives | Hiftar

Analysis: Maetig-Hafter Proposal to Resume Oil Exports

By Sami Zaptia, for Libya Herald. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Just when you think Libya is complicated - it gets even more complicated. Khalifa Hafter and his international allies have on the issue of the oil blockade seemingly outmanoeuvred […]

A Grim Assessment of Libya's Prospects

By Steven A. Cook for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The End of Hope in the Middle East Summer always seems to be the cruelest season in the Middle East. The examples include the June 1967 war, Israel's […]

Video: "Why Russian Mercenaries seized control of Key Oilfield"

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russian mercenary groups have enabled renegade military commander Khalifa Hafter, who is based in eastern Libya, to blockade the country's oil exports, starving the country of much-needed money. Moscow's backing of Haftar, a […]

Averting an Egyptian Military Intervention in Libya

On 20 July, Egyptian legislators authorised sending combat troops to Libya, where Cairo's ally Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is on the defensive. Following Turkey's intervention on the Tripoli government's behalf, Egypt's involvement could escalate the war dramatically. All parties should seek a compromise. Click here to view the full report. (Source: International Crisis Group)

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 […]