Tag Archives: Benghazi

Libya, Tripoli: Turkish drones for GNA

The LNA said February 28 2020 that it had shot down at least six Turkish drones, showing images of tangled wreckage whose authenticity Reuters could not immediately verify. [April 21 2019 Matiga airport closed, reopened ] [August 25 2014 video] … 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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U.S. troops, DoD civilians in Mid East

The story today that we are sending 12,000 troops to Saudi Arabia is false or, to put it more accurately, Fake News! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019 [April 18 2019] The Pentagon is employing 5,508 contractors in … 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 … 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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