Contents tagged with Libya

  • U.S. intelligence: Russia actively involved in Libyan conflict

    The U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) is receiving growing evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to deploy military equipment in Libya and supply weapons to the front lines of the conflict.

    "Russia continues to play an unhelpful role in Libya by delivering supplies and equipment to the Wagner group," said U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Bradford J. Gering.

    He noted that “Russian Federation continues to violate U.N. Security Council Resolution UNSCR 1970 by actively …

  • Kremlin denies involvement of Russian military in Libyan conflict

    The Russian military is not taking part in the operation in Libya, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    "The Russian military in no way participates in Libya, in any processes. We are not aware of any Russian citizens who may take part there," he said.

    The day before, the U.S. Army's African Command said on Twitter that Russian mercenaries from Wagner's private military company were in Libya and were prolonging the conflict. " Russia has the power to stop them, …

  • USA accuses Russian mercenaries in Libya of violating rules of war

    The U.S. Army African Command (US AFRICOM) has accused mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner fighting in Libya of violating the UN embargo on the use of anti-personnel mines and improvised explosive devices.

    The U.S. military alleges that Russian mercenaries have been actively setting up mines in areas around Tripoli and Sirte since mid-June, with explosive devices imported from abroad.

    "Russia-sponsored PMC Wagner demonstrates a complete disregard for the security of …

  • Russia explains mass destruction of Pantsir air defense systems by Turkish drones in Syria and Libya

    The mass destruction of the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems in Syria and Libya can be explained by the existence of a so-called "dead crater" or "dead zone", writes the newspaper of the Russian Defense Minister Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star).

    The newspaper states, referring to the official tactical and technical characteristics of the air defense system, that Pantsir has limitations with regards to its ability to detect targets "at low, medium and high altitudes, …

  • Russia continues to supply mercenaries to Libyan Commander Haftar

    The east of Libya, the fiefdom of the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, continues to attract a large number of "soldiers of fortune" . New groups of mercenaries are coming there despite Haftar’s failed attempts to retake the capital, Tripoli, from the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA),  reports Anadolu.

    Russia is allegedly actively involved in the transfer of manpower, including from Syria, the article says. Russia sends to Libya  …

  • U.S. General Hodges: Ukraine Syria and Libya are one theater of war for Russia

    Russia could provoke another migration crisis in Europe - about a million refugees can be transferred from Libya to the European continent, said in an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet LB.ua Lieutenant General, former commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe Ben Hodges.

    "If we do nothing to disrupt or limit their actions in Libya, we will get an additional million refugees from Libya to Europe. Just as we received more than three million refugees from Syria in Turkey and in European …

  • 23 Russian-made Pantsir air defense systems destroyed in Libya by Turkish drones

    Turkish drones have destroyed at least 23 Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile systems during the military conflicts in Syria and Libya. While, eight Russian-made aid defense systems were destroyed in Middle East conflicts, 15 combat vehicles have already been destroyed in Africa, reports Ukrainian news outlet Defense Express. It is noted that the total amount of lost air defense systems may be greater, if taking into account systems destroyed by Israel in Syria.

    Pantsir-S1 showed that it is …

  • Malta seizes $1 billion of Russia printed Libyan currency destined for Haftar’s government

    The Maltese government has seized more than $1 billion of "counterfeit" Libyan currency that was printed by the Russian state-owned company Goznak, stated the U.S  State Department on its website.

    The seizure of a batch of Libyan dinars, which is worth $1.1 billion, was carried out on May 26, the statement said, in terms of the U.S. currency.

    “$1.1 billion of counterfeit Libyan currency printed by Joint Stock Company Goznak—a Russian state-owned company—and ordered by an illegitimate parallel …

  • Russian mercenaries start leaving Libya

    Fighters of the Russian private military company Wagner arrived at Bani Waled airfield in Libya. The video published on Thursday, May 28, by the Telegram channel "Military Informant" shows vehicles loaded with equipment entering the airfield. The Wagner fighters can be seen near the cargo plane. Presumably, they are leaving the country. As the Military Informant notes, it is not known at this time whether all troops will be withdrawn from Libya or whether it is a rotation of the personnel. …

  • Russian mercenaries leave western Libya

    More than one and a half thousand fighters of the Russian private military company Wagner have left western Libya, stated by Colonel Mohammad Kununu, a spokesman for the Libyan government forces, as cited by Turkey's Anadolu news agency.

    According to him, earlier the Russian mercenaries were fighting on the side of Libyan National Army under the command of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar against the Libyan government forces in the area of Tripoli. Some time ago up to 1.6 thousand of them left the …