Tag Archives | Hiftar

Latest Libyan Shock Should Come as No Surprise

By Karim Mezran, for the Atlantic Council. A few years ago, I was asked by an international journalist to comment on rumors about the presence of French troops in eastern Libya. Purportedly, France was actively supporting former Qaddafi army general Khalifa Haftar in his attempt to expand his control over the entire region of Cyrenaica. […]

How to put Libya back Together

“If the sun lost its gravity, its gases would explode and its unity would no longer exist. Accordingly, unity is the basis for survival.” Muammar Qaddafi’s “Green Book”, his rambling political manifesto, is full of pabulum. But the former Libyan dictator was right about the importance of unity, something his country has sorely lacked since […]

Tripoli NOC calls for Eastern Rival to be Disbanded

By John Lee. Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that it welcomes Khalifa Haftar’s commitment to the legitimacy of the NOC, and its sole right to export Libyan oil in accordance with Libyan law and UN Security Council resolutions. In a statement, it said it calls for the disbandment of the parallel institution in […]

Dozens Killed in Attack on Detention Centre

By John Lee. An apparent air strike has killed up to 40 migrants at the Tajoura Detention Centre on the outskirts of Tripoli, and left some 80 people injured. According to BBC News, most of the dead are believed to be Africans attempting to reach Europe. The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has accused […]

Predatory Economies in Eastern Libya

From Global Initiative. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News.  Predatory Economies in Eastern Libya – The dominant role of the Libyan National Army On 4 April 2019, the Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a surprise attack on Tripoli, as the UN-sponsored dialogue […]

Video: Pompeo asked to clarify Policy on Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US Congress members are asking the White House to clarify its position on Libya. They say the confusion over the Trump administration’s stance on renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar is being used by armed […]

Intl Crisis Group: Stopping the War for Tripoli

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli has ground to a halt in a war of attrition with the internationally recognised government’s forces on the city’s outskirts. The parties should conclude a ceasefire including Haftar’s partial withdrawal as a prelude to renewed UN peace talks. Click here to view the full report. (Source: International Crisis […]

LNA “announces Naval Blockade of Western Libya”

By John Lee. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has reportedly announced that it will impose a naval blockade on ports in western Libya to prevent any more shipments of military equipment reaching forces aligned with the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli. According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the move was announced […]