Tag Archives | Libyan National Army (LNA)

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 […]

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 […]

Hifter Frees Turkish Sailors

By Diego Cupolo for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Six Turkish sailors were released by forces loyal to the east Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter Monday following a cascade of events that have both changed dynamics on the nation’s front lines and […]

Battle for Tripoli destined to grind on

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Battle for Tripoli appears destined to grind on in Libya Despite repeated diplomatic setbacks and heavy fighting among rival forces near Tripoli, UN envoy Ghassan Salame‬⁩ met over the weekend with Libyan National Army (LNA) […]

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 […]

Water Supplies Restored to Tripoli

By John Lee. Water supplies have reportedly been restored to Tripoli’s 2.5 million residents, two days after a water control station in Jabal al-Hasawna, southwestern Libya, was deliberately shut down, cutting off water supply from the Great Man-Made River (GMMR). The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Maria Ribeiro, condemned the cutting off of supplies: “Such attacks against […]

Support for Hifter could cost Egypt work in Libya

By Ahmed Fouad for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Egypt’s support for Hifter could cost it work in Libya Egyptians looking to snag lucrative reconstruction contracts in Libya are divided over whether their country’s support for one side in the […]