Contents tagged with Khalifa Haftar

  • Libyan Interior Ministry: Russian Pantsir missile system belonging to Khalifa Haftar army has been destroyed

    The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said that one of the Russian-manufactured Pantsir air defense systems had been destroyed in Libya, reports news outlet. According to Bashagha, the system was installed on a German-made chassis which was allegedly made for the UAE's order, which points that the missile system was brought from that country.

    Earlier, it was reported that the troops of the Libyan National Army, headed by Khalifa Haftar, have one Russian-made Pantsir …

  • Libyan Government of National Accord: eight Russian mercenaries were killed in recent airstrikes

    The spokesperson for Libya's Government of National Accord, issued a statement saying at least eight Russian servicemen were killed in the attacks on the Libyan capital. It is reported that a group of Russian military came under the attack by the Libyan Air Force.

    "The Air Force managed to kill eight mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner two days ago, who were preparing to carry out an attack on the capital," the statement reads.

    The air force of the Libyan Government of …

  • Russian mercenaries spotted in Libyan war zone

    Russian mercenaries are taking part in the war in Libya. Since the overthrow of the country's leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the country has been in civil war. Libya’s capital Tripoli, controlled by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, was besieged by the Libyan National Army headed by General Khalifa Haftar. Russian mercenaries are taking part in the conflict on Khalifa Haftar’s side, reports Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT).

    CIT investigators were able to examine …

  • Three Russian mercenaries killed in airstrikes in Libya

    The forces of the Government of National Accord of Libya conducted several airstrikes during the fighting for the city of El Aziziain in Libya.

    Three Russian mercenaries and members of the Libyan National Army, commanded by Marshal Khalifa Haftar, were killed, reports The Libya Observer news agency. Details of the incident are not reported.

    In April, the commander of the Libyan National Army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, announced the beginning of an offensive operation on Tripoli. After several …

  • Libyan Marshal meets with Russian Defense Minister

    On Wednesday, November 7, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu met the commander of the Libyan National Army Marshal Khalifa Haftar in the ministry building in Moscow, reported Ria Novosti with reference to the Defense Ministry.

    The ministry reported that Lavrov and Haftar discussed security issues in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as problems related to the fight against terrorism and the reconciliation of the crisis in Libya.

    In October, The Sun reported that “a few dozen” …