Tag Archives | Libyan National Army (LNA)

UN Secretary-General on calls for Humanitarian Pause

Statement attributable to the spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the positive response of Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause The Secretary-General welcomes the positive responses by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) on 18 and 21 March respectively, to the calls for a humanitarian pause to stop the […]

What would Khalifa Haftar's Libya look like?

By Dr Matthew Herbert, for the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. War has raged in western Libya since 4 April 2019. On one side is the Government of National Accord (GNA), Libya's main internationally recognised government. […]

US Extends Sanctions on Gaddafi’s family

By John Lee. In a letter sent to the US Congress yesterday, President Donald Trump said that he has extended sanctions placed on the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for another year “to protect against the diversion of assets”, citing the on-going conflict in the country as constituting an “extraordinary threat” to US […]

Joint Military Commission Starts Meeting in Geneva

By John Lee. The 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission is starting its meeting under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. Five senior officers appointed by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and five senior officers appointed by the Libyan National Army (LNA) are participating in the talks, which are moderated by […]

Video: Weapons arriving in Libya Despite Embargo

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Concerns are growing in Libya that the forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar may be preparing to renew full-scale fighting, despite a ceasefire that has loosely been in place for three weeks. […]

UNSMIL: Continued Blatant Violations of Arms Embargo

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) deeply regrets the continued blatant violations of the arms embargo in Libya, even after the commitments made in this regard by concerned countries during the International Conference on Libya in Berlin, held on 19 January 2020. The 12 January truce agreed by the Government of National Accord […]

NOC declares Force Majeure after LNA Blockades Exports

NOC declares force majeure after LNA blockades oil exports from Brega, Ras Lanuf, Hariga, Zueitina and Sidra ports The LNA General Command and the Petroleum Facilities Guard of the Central and Eastern Regions  have instructed the managements of Sirte Oil Company, Harouge Oil Operations, Waha Oil Company, Zueitina Oil Company and Arab Gulf Oil Company […]

Haftar Leaves Moscow Without Signing Ceasefire

By John Lee. The head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, has reportedly left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on yesterday. According to Reuters, his failure to sign the agreement at talks mediated by Turkey and Russia may complicate a diplomatic effort to stabilise the situation in […]