Posts Tagged ‘Haftar’

Libya’s Haftar orders investigation into killing of Abdulfattah Yones

  • 16 October 2018 - 21:20
Libya’s Haftar orders investigation into killing of Abdulfattah Yones

Eastern Libyan authorities have resumed an investigation into the unexplained killing of a rebel commander in the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, a case that could reopen old wounds. The killing of Abdel Fattah Younes by suspected fellow fighters caused deep rifts within the rebel...

Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

  • 15 October 2018 - 21:19
Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

Sources close to the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, told Egypt-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday that the forces in east Libya are ready to secure any electoral process in regions under Haftar's control. The so called army stressed, the newspaper...

Moscow’s embassy in London denies The Sun report about troops in east Libya

  • 9 October 2018 - 21:46
Moscow’s embassy in London denies The Sun report about troops in east Libya

The Russian Embassy in London refuted Tuesday reports claiming that Moscow was plotting to get control over European immigration routes in Libya and establish a stronghold against the West. "This publication has nothing to do with reality. We are treating it as a new attempt to shift the...

Russia set up two military bases and sent troops on ground in east Libya

  • 9 October 2018 - 15:01
Russia set up two military bases and sent troops on ground in east Libya

Intelligence chiefs have told Theresa May that Vladimir Putin wants to make Libya "his new Syria."   Russia is moving troops and missiles into Libya in a bid to enforce a new stranglehold on the West, Theresa May has been warned.   The Sun added that seizing control...

Italian Foreign Minister and Haftar meet in Benghazi

  • 11 September 2018 - 21:52
Italian Foreign Minister and Haftar meet in Benghazi

Italy's Foreign Minister held talks with Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA) in a bid to strengthen ties, the Italian foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi's trip on Monday to the eastern city of Benghazi comes as part of Italy's wider...

Libya’s Detained Deputy Interior Minister could be freed by Haftar on Sunday

  • 18 August 2018 - 21:21
Libya’s Detained Deputy Interior Minister could be freed by Haftar on Sunday

Sources from Toukra Journal - a Libyan newspaper - said Saturday that the commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar is expected to order the release of the detained Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Faraj Egayem on Sunday.  The Journal said the release of Egayem was supposed to take place...

Haftar conditions opening oil terminals to replacing Libya’s central bank governor

  • 4 July 2018 - 21:16
Haftar conditions opening oil terminals to replacing Libya’s central bank governor

The Libyan eastern warlord of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar said in a statement posted by the General Command of the Army that the oil terminals will be reopened and oil exportation will resume once the governor of the Central Bank of Libya Al-Siddiq Al-Kabeer is replaced by Mohammed...

Libya’s warlord Haftar hands over oil ports to unrecognized NOC

  • 26 June 2018 - 10:22
Libya’s warlord Haftar hands over oil ports to unrecognized NOC

Khalifa Haftar announced Monday the handover of oil installations under the control of his self-styled army to an administration that rivals Libya's UN-backed government, after retaking them from militias. The strongman's announcement came just hours after his "Libyan National Army " said it had...

Petroleum Facilities Guard forces led by Jodran pull out of oil crescent, Haftar’s forces take control

  • 21 June 2018 - 10:55
Petroleum Facilities Guard forces led by Jodran pull out of oil crescent, Haftar’s forces take control

Sources from the oil crescent region confirmed on Thursday that the forces of the self-styled army of Khalifa Haftar had taken control of oil crescent region's terminals and positions after clashes that saw the forces of Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) withdraw from the region. The forces of...

Libya’s oil production drops to 600.000 bpd from a recent 1 million bpd due to fighting

  • 20 June 2018 - 20:45
Libya’s oil production drops to 600.000 bpd from a recent 1 million bpd due to fighting

Libya’s oil production has dropped to between 600,000 and 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) from more than one million following clashes at its Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil terminals, a Libyan oil source said on Wednesday. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) is looking at options to divert some oil...