Libya

Libya: French-Owned U.S. Missiles Found on Warlord Haftar Base

Paris on Wednesday admitted that U.S.-made missiles found on a base operated by forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar belonged to the French military, but it denied breaching a United Nations arms embargo, claiming that the weapons were “unusable” and never intended to end up with the warlord’s troops, who have been accused of war crimes.

In this Saturday, June 29, 2019 photo, U.S.-made Javelin anti-tank missiles are displayed in Tripoli, Libya, after being captured from the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA). France's Defense Ministry acknowledged that U.S.-made missiles captured from the LNA belonged to the French military. A statement Wednesday, July 10, 2019, said the …

Libya: Warlord Haftar’s Forces Bomb Migrant Center, Killing 44, Injuring 130

The United Nations-brokered administration in Libya accused warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces, fighting on behalf of the breakaway government in the eastern part of the country, of launching an airstrike on Wednesday that struck a migrant detention center in Tripoli, reportedly killing at least 44 people and wounding over 130.

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Libya Shuts Down Foreign Oil and Gas Operations

Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) – the U.N.-recognized government currently under siege in Tripoli by one of the other major factions vying for control of the shattered country – on Thursday revoked the licenses of about 40 foreign oil and gas firms, including French giant Total.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2011, file photo, a Libyan man works at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex in Brega, eastern Libya. Libyan officials said Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, oil exports have plunged to less than 10 percent of their pre-war levels. An official at Libya's National …