Cairo has reportedly hosted meetings between key figures of the conflict in Libya in recent weeks, including one between Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, which is based in eastern Libya, and Fayez al-Sarraj, who serves as the head of the unity government, which is based in the capital, Tripoli, in the west, and enjoys support from the United Nations.
The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Vladislav Kuzmichev and Mikhail Zavali of Rosoboronexport signed a contract to provide 20 Russian warplanes – 10 Sukhoi Su-35, 4 10 Sukhoi Su-30 and 6 Yakovlev Yak-130 – as well as several Project 636 Kilo-class submarines and tanks and armoured vehicles.
The Libyan press reports that the chief of the General staff Gerasimov, the Russian Federation and a number of senior Russian military arrived in Tobruk to hold talks with Haftar’s forces, which have already called to Moscow in search of political support and weapons.
Having overwhelming superiority in men and materiel, with the support of the special forces of Britain, France and Italy, as well as American military aid, troops from Tripoli and Misrata picked out militants from the coastal districts with the speed of a turtle, but before Sirte has been cut off, the bulk of the fighters had left and the defense held up to thousands of militants who for almost six months kept a piece of the city from the superior forces of the enemy.
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Libya’s UN-backed unity government suffered a blow in its Tripoli base late on Friday when a rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) was installed by the UN in April, intended to replace two rival administrations, one in Tripoli and one in the eastern Cyrenaica region.
Despite the significant superiority in forces from the conglomerate of various Libyan groups and their support of the United States, Italy, France and Britain, the city still has not been taken by the beginning of October.
A Turi associate asserted that the government dropped the case because the proceedings could have embarrassed Clinton and President Barack Obama by calling attention to the reported role of their administration in supplying weapons that fell into the hands of Islamic extremist militants.
“They don’t want this stuff to come out because it will look really bad for Obama and Clinton just before the election,” said the associate.
As in Syria, Iraq, the main obstacle for the attack were bombers, mines and snipers. Due to the fact that the vast majority of the local corps of extremely low quality and in fact are semi-legal gangs warring about the same as 5 years ago against Qaddafi, to carry out the assault of the city of science it is extremely difficult. Take account of the numerical superiority and sporadic support from the special operations forces of NATO countries, so the ring slowly but inevitably shrinks.
Amid raging battles in Syria and Iraq, things are going beautifully and other theater. Libya recently began an assault on the capital of the local region, which is located in the hometown of Muammar Gaddafi – Sirte.
British war office has taken a clever position on this episode of “We do not confirm nor deny reports of the activities of special forces SBS”. It is argued that in the Libyan operations will employ up to 1,000 British soldiers as part of the 6000-year contingent under the formal leadership of Italy.
Now the words “Libya” and “hell” have become synonymous. In the same hell the Americans turned Iraq, rescued by them from another dictator, again faulty, but maintain the order and normal life. In Syria, this bloody American restructuring, cynically called Arab spring, continues. And if Russia had not interfered in time, and Syria is simply not there.What to say: in the face of the United States and their supporters in Europe, in the face of Islamic State, is banned in Russia and had settled in Libya with the support of the Washington curators, we deal with real geopolitical maniacs.
It is reported on the preparation of a new intervention in Libya. If in 2011 the invaders sought by all means to overthrow Colonel Qaddafi, then in 2016 the intervention is directed against those who were able to seize power on the ruins of the former regime destroyed intervention.
The Islamic State appears to be trying to add Libyan oil to its source of funding, now that its control of energy outlets in Iraq and Syria are no longer uncontested.
Attackers set fire on Monday to a crude oil storage tank linked to the Ras Lanuf oil facility, and car bombs were detonated at the entry to the oil port of Es Sider, according to a spokesman for the country’s National Oil Co. Both targets are key oil ports on the coast of Libya’s Bay of Sidra, about 400 miles east of the country’s historic capital, Tripoli.
Libya may ask Russia to carry out air strikes on militant positions of the “Islamic State” (IS), but only after the formation of a national unity government. This was stated on Monday 21st December, according to the Minister of foreign Affairs of the government in Tripoli, to RIA Novosti.
A US military ground operation began and ended without much fanfare earlier this week in Libya, the Pentagon admitted today, in a shockingly bungling effort to secretly establish a presence of US special forces in the country.
“We’re not talking about MIG-31 or F-16 pilots,” he continued. “We’re talking about very basic, rudimentary pilots who can take off in a light plane and crash themselves into the Vatican, for instance. It takes only an hour and a half to cross [the Mediterranean Sea] from Libya to Rome.”
Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told French President Francois Hollande at a meeting in Paris that “Europe must turn its attention to the militants’ rise in Libya.”
Reports of ISIS training pilots out of the Sirte airbase appeared earlier this week in the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper. The paper cited a security official in Libya who said the Libyan Air Force had attempted to destroy ISIS training camps in Libya but had met with limited success, and highlighted the fact that a brand-new aircraft training simulator has been acquired by the radical Sunni terrorist organization as recently as October.