Libya: 8 Mercenaries Linked to Haftar Killed

Libya: 8 Mercenaries Linked to Haftar Killed
Libya: 8 Mercenaries Linked to Haftar Killed

Eight mercenaries linked to forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar have been killed, said Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday.

The mercenaries were working for a Russian firm called the Wagner Group (also known as PMC Wagner or CHVK Vagner), the GNA’s Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) military operation said on social media.

The statement said the mercenaries had been preparing for an offensive against the capital Tripoli. Separately, a group of African mercenaries used by Haftar were also captured.

In a statement, GNA Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said that the United Arab Emirates is supporting Haftar with mercenaries from both the Russian firm and Sudan’s Janjaweed militia.

This April Haftar’s forces launched a campaign to capture Tripoli from the Government of National Accord.


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