Tag Archives: Benghazi

Libya, Tripoli: Grad missiles for LNA – Turkish drones for GNA

#Haftar Force bomb area surrounding Italian embassy in #Tripoli. Firmly condem by Italian Gov. The front now is open… #Libya https://t.co/Z8yirirA8Z — nancy porsia (@nancyporsia) May 8, 2020 #Libya #Italy. May 9th, 2020: #LNA "categorically denies" attacks against the Italian … Continue reading

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U.S. troops, DoD civilians in Mid East

A Freedom of information request has been filed after Pentagon stopped publishing troop levels for Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. “The United States Government and all its institutions represent and are accountable to the American people,” said the former defence secretary … Continue reading

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Libya defeated us all: “Somalia on the Mediterranean.”

BENGHAZI (Reuters) – Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday, January 11 2020 a ceasefire in the western region, which includes the capital Tripoli, starting 00:01 a.m. on Sunday (22:01 GMT) and the internationally recognized Government … Continue reading

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Libya: Haftar would book huge ceasefire gain

France’s Macron called for a ceasefire in Libya but with the condition attached that all armed groups – including those helping defend Tripoli – be monitored. Haftar also would not have to withdraw his troops east, allowing him to book … Continue reading

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Libya: Ecuadorian mercenary?

26 April 2019 The pilot of one of the aircraft that has been shot down by the Libyan National Army (LNA) was an Ecuadorian mercenary, Ahmed al-Mismari, the spokesman for the faction announced in a press conference on 25 April. … Continue reading

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U.S. air strike near Sirte, Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on June 6, killing four (4) ISIS-Libya militants. http://www.africom.mil/media-room/press-releases [ March 22  U.S. drone strike in southern Libya from Niger  … Continue reading

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Issa dumps documents on Benghazi CIA

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) posted 166 pages of sensitive but unclassified State Department communications related to Libya on the committee’s website. One cable names a local militia commander dishing dirt on the … Continue reading

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Qatar giving French-made wire-guided anti-tank missiles to Libyan rebels

Qatar has been shipping French-made Milan anti-tank missiles to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. They are effective especially against the old generation of Soviet-made T72 tanks. The emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was in Washington on April 14 … Continue reading

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Libya: crowds rally in Benghazi, clash with police

In Benghazi, a crowd armed with gasoline bombs and rocks protested outside a government office to demand the release of a human rights activist. The demonstrators, numbering at least several hundred and possibly more, went to the central Shajara Square … Continue reading

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