UN panel of experts' report details Libya arms embargo violations in support of Haftar

UN panel of experts' report details Libya arms embargo violations in support of Haftar

December 11, 2019 - 20:15
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The latest report by the UN panel of experts on Libya said most shipments of weapons to Khalifa Haftar's forces came from UAE and Jordan, adding that Haftar's offensive on Tripoli hindered the UN-led political process.

"Haftar used 300 fighters from Sudan Liberation Army to secure his forces' back in the city of Al-Jufra and other 600 fighters split into units on the vicinity of Sabha, Murzuq and Um Al-Aranib." The report says.

It adds that a Canadian firm has signed a contract with Sudanese Rapid Support Forces' commander Mohammed Hamdan Dalgo (Hamitti) to send fighters to fight for Haftar's forces for money.

The report added that drones affiliated with Haftar's forces dropped cluster bombs on the civil airport in Zuwara in last August, saying Haftar's forces were behind airstrikes on the Tajoura migration center and behind killing 42 people in an airstrike on Tebu tribespeople neighborhoods in Murzuq.

The report talked about four attempts for the parallel National Oil Corporation in Benghazi to export oil illicitly, in addition to continuing its control over fuel supplies in the eastern region.

The report indicated that Haftar forces' repeated attacks on Mitiga Airport in Tripoli led to its shutdown, affecting air traffic and movement of both travelers and goods to and from Tripoli.