Posts Tagged ‘Haftar’

Libya’s biggest oilfield is now under control of Haftar’s forces

  • 12 February 2019 - 13:28
Libya’s biggest oilfield is now under control of Haftar’s forces

Eastern forces loyal to Libya’s self-styled army under the command of Khalifa Haftar have taken control of the country’s biggest oilfield - Sharara - and say it is secure and ready to resume production. Haftar’s self-styled army fanned out in the southwestern Sharara field, people with...

Libyan warlord’s aircraft intercepts civilian plane, forces it to land for inspection

  • 11 February 2019 - 10:49
Libyan warlord’s aircraft intercepts civilian plane, forces it to land for inspection

A warplane from Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the country. The general command of Haftar's self-styled army said in a statement that it scrambled a jet after a plane took off from the El...

UN mission in Libya fails to warn Haftar over his forces’ violations in the south

  • 10 February 2019 - 23:50
UN mission in Libya fails to warn Haftar over his forces’ violations in the south

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has issued a statement reminding all Libyan parties of their obligations to guarantee the protection of civilians and the country's resources – which belong to all Libyans - by avoiding targeting economic facilities and putting civilians in...

Libya’s Presidential Council calls Haftar-led strikes in the south “terrorist act”

  • 10 February 2019 - 13:05
Libya’s Presidential Council calls Haftar-led strikes in the south “terrorist act”

The Libyan Air Force of east-based Khalifa Haftar's self-styled army carried Saturday afternoon an airstrike on the runway of El Feel oilfield in southwestern Libya, nearly hitting an oil company plane that was transferring employees and staffers to Tripoli.  The airstrike did not cause...

Haftar’s forces seize Libya’s largest oilfield Sharara

  • 7 February 2019 - 13:22
Haftar’s forces seize Libya’s largest oilfield Sharara

East-based Libyan self-styled army forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar said they had captured the closed Sharara oilfield on Wednesday. Haftar’s forces' spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari called on state oil firm NOC to lift force majeure, a contractual waiver, it had declared when it shut down...

Libya’s Presidential Council condemns military escalation in country’s south

  • 6 February 2019 - 15:34
Libya’s Presidential Council condemns military escalation in country’s south

Libya’s Presidential Council has condemned the ongoing military escalation in the country’s southern region. For the past two weeks, forces of east Libya-based military commander Khalifa Haftar have been attacking what they describe as "smuggling gangs and Chadian opposition" in southern...

Libya: Haftar’s forces target Chadian rebels by airstrike on Murzuk town

  • 4 February 2019 - 19:27
Libya: Haftar’s forces target Chadian rebels by airstrike on Murzuk town

The Libyan eastern-based self-styled army's air force attacked on Sunday Chadian opposition militants in the southern town of Murzuk - some 900 km south of the capital Tripoli. "Fighter jets of the air force targeted gatherings of Chadian opposition on Libyan territory on the outskirts of...

Four of Haftar-led fighters killed in southern Libya clashes

  • 2 February 2019 - 14:44
Four of Haftar-led fighters killed in southern Libya clashes

Libya's House of Representatives-loyal media outlets reported Friday that four fighters had been killed and at least three were wounded in an attack Khalifa Haftar's self-styled army launched on the desert camp of a rival militia in the country's southwest. Friday's assault in the town of...

Haftar’s forces declare war on “terrorism” in south Libya

  • 15 January 2019 - 21:13
Haftar’s forces declare war on “terrorism” in south Libya

The East-based Libyan self-styled army forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a spokesman said on Tuesday.  “We announce the start of an operation to liberate the south,” the spokesman Ahmed...

Possible war approaches Sirte and central Libya

  • 15 December 2018 - 21:06
Possible war approaches Sirte and central Libya

On Friday night, local media outlets and local sources from central Libya reported advances of military formations of brigades related to Khalifa Haftar's self-styled army toward southwestern Sirte towns. Brigade 106 and Brigade of Tariq Bin Ziyad, which is known to be linked to...