Warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias have been hit by stinging defeats in the country’s west after the collapse of their siege of Tripoli.
US special envoy for Syria, Jim Jeffrey, said the Libyan conflict could even get more complicated, adding "the Russians are working with Assad to transfer militia fighters, possibly third country, possibly Syrian, to Libya, as well as equipment."
The 57-page report by independent sanctions monitors, submitted to the UN Security Council Libya sanctions committee, said the Russian contractor deployed forces that act as an effective force multiplier for renegade warlord Haftar's militia.
Here’s a quick look into the groups that fuel Khalifa Haftar’s war against the UN-backed government in Tripoli.
Many foreign fighters such as Sudanese Janjaweed militias, Chadian rebel groups, and Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group are used to support warlord Khalifa Haftar's so-called Libyan National Army.
The Wagner Group is Putin's most potent weapon in advancing Russian policy objectives while maintaining plausible deniability.
Described as a Cold War casualty, Russia has been reasserting itself both politically and militarily. Experts argue that Moscow aims to reclaim its old glory.
Although warlord Khalifa Haftar has bought several ragtag militias, here's a quick look into the three most crucial fighting groups that fuel the self-proclaimed field marshal's war against UN-backed government in Tripoli.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will retaliate against possible US sanctions over energy pipeline projects.
The warlord Khalifa Haftar's cunning exploitation of geopolitical rivalries has handed Russia outsized influence over the conflict.
Libyan and US officials say hundreds of Russian mercenaries are backing commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have been trying for months to capture the capital Tripoli.
Facebook said almost 200 fake and compromised accounts were used to reach at least one million followers in the eight African countries and that all the networks were connected to "entities associated with Russian financier Yevgeniy Prigozhin."
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