Posts Tagged ‘Haftar’

Libya’s Haftar arrives in Palermo Conference

  • 12 November 2018 - 22:03
Libya’s Haftar arrives in Palermo Conference

The commander of the self-proclaimed army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, has arrived late today in Palermo to attend the Italy-brokered conference to stitch together a fragmented Libya. Haftar was received by the Italian Prime Minister at the guest reception podium and after a little chat, he...

Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

  • 8 November 2018 - 20:51
Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu met with the Libyan commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media reported. Shoigu and Haftar discussed the Libyan crisis and the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Russian news agencies said,...

IHS Jane’s 360: Russia’s air force is using Libyan eastern airfield

  • 27 October 2018 - 14:18
IHS Jane’s 360: Russia’s air force is using Libyan eastern airfield

Russian military aircraft have landed at an airport in eastern Libya that has been used as a military base by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), IHS Jane's 360 reported Friday. Open source ADS-B transponder signals have shown that two Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) Tupolev Tu-154M passenger...

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...