The 2011 war on Libya led to a failed state, civil war, al-Qaida militia control, 3 million refugees and massive persecution of black Libyans. Yet, Libya under Moammar Gadhafi was Africa’s richest country, a middle-income nation with free health care and free education for both men and women.
The Libyan war and civil war has been raging since the NATO supported invasion of Libya in 2011. We assume this was the intent of the Hillary Clinton team and their allies in Arab nations that hoped to profit from the collapse of the Libyan state, post Muammar Gaddafi.
While president Obama stated that the Libya war was the gravest mistake of his Presidency, the current NATO leader, the ever US establishment loyal vasall, Jens Stoltenberg has voiced the very opposite: That he would gladly “crush Libya” again. As for the West, one is tempted to quote “with such friends, who needs enemies.”
Below is a Libyan National Army sum up of the ongoing chaos inside Libya, reported details from the battle field between August 8-10, 2019, as reported by Libyan War The Truth. The details yet remain to be confirmed, while the report illustrates the continuous chaos which the Libyans also are responsible for, unable as they are to unite behind one leader and therefore doomed to years of continuous civil war, one tribe against the other while Libyans and allies in the international community continuously loot the country with remarkable force.
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August 8, 2019. There are a number of updates from the LNA for the past few days. The LNA is allegedly moving ahead slowly and carefully to avoid civilian casualties. They warn in areas they are fighting and work to preserve infrastructure as much as possible.
1. LNA Air Force hit Turkish aircraft transporting weapons in Misurata Airbase – 6 August، 2019
Air Force of the Libyan National Army stated that they targeted with airstrikes early Tuesday against an airbase in Misurata controlled by Islamist armed groups allied with Fayez al-Sarraj government.“Our air force carried out several raids against the Misurata airbase, targeting anti-air defenses as well as a Turkish aircraft transporting ammunition, drones, and missiles,” the Libyan National Army information office said in a statement on its Facebook page. “A Turkish Ilyushin aircraft was destroyed as it landed at the Misrata base,” the media office added.
2. Italian military aircraft heading to Misrata returns home after news of LNA air strikes in the city – 6 August، 2019
MISRATA – An Italian military aircraft heading to Misrata returned home before entering the Libyan airspace after news of air strikes by the Libyan National Army (LNA) targeting Misrata air base.“Around 2 PM an Italian Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J (MM62181) operating, as usual, the Pisa S. Giusto AB – Misurata flight. It was an usual flight with supplies for the Italian military field hospital in Misrata,” reported flight Itamilradar website.Before the entry into Libyan airspace the Hercules remained in holding for some minutes near Lampedusa Island, the website said.
3. GNA allocates 40 million LYD to spend on allied militias – 7 August، 2019
TRIPOLI – The Tripoli based Government of National Accord (GNA) allocated recently 40 million Libyan dinars to its Defense Ministry, apparently to spend on allied militias to counter the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces aspiring to liberate the capital Tripoli. In its decree, GNA did not provide any information on the details of the allocation. In April, it allocated about two billion dinars to cover the costs of countering LNA forces. GNA also allegedly granted 3,000 dinars to each militia member as a reward for confronting LNA forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, which launched in April this year a battle to liberate the capital Tripoli from the control of the militias.
4. LNA spokesman warns militias in Tripoli against using civilians as human shields – 7 August، 2019
BENGHAZI – Spokesman of the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Brigadier General Ahmed al-Mesmari, warns militias in Tripoli against using civilians as human shields.
5. LNA spokesman: Our Air Force hit a warplane which targeted civilians south of Tripoli – 7 August، 2019
BENGHAZI – Spokesman of the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Brigadier General Ahmed al-Mesmari, said “our Air Force hit a warplane which targeted civilians south of Tripoli.”
Spokesman of the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Brigadier General Ahmed al-Mesmari, said “we know the Muslim Brotherhood’s moves, we monitor their calls and we warn them against turning any civilian building to a military barrack.”
Spokesman of the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Brigadier General Ahmed al-Mesmari, said “the warplane which the army targeted in Misurata Air Academy was carrying cargo of huge & expensive weapons.” He said “ the warplane’s cargo which we destroyed was an air defense system”.
8. LNA: Turkish intelligence is operating in Tripoli – 8 August، 2019
An official in the Libyan National Army (LNA) revealed that Turkish intelligence is operating within Tripoli in order to support the Fayez al-Sarraj government (GNA).
The official, Khaled Al-Mahjoub, said Turkish military advisers and agents were directing pro-GNA militias in the Tripoli battles. He claimed that the presence of the Turkish intelligence itself is a form of espionage by the Muslim Brotherhood, stating that “Even Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks about Libya from the perspective of the Brotherhood, not as the head of the Turkish state.”
Al-Mahjoub also stressed that “The ‘Turkish Brotherhood’ and all of its might does not concern us as we have a long history of jihad against colonialism.”
9. LNA spokesman: GNA’s militias plotting to attack civilian plane & pin it on LNA – 8 August، 2019
BENGHAZI – Spokesman of the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Brigadier General Ahmed al-Mesmari has revealed a plot by militias allied with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) to attack a civilian plane and pin it on LNA. “All fears exist, these are criminals that do not respect international law, customs and traditions and have forgotten that Tripoli airport is the only one that serves the people of the capital,” Al-Mesmari told Libya Al-Hadath TV channel.
Al-Mesmari that GNA’s militias are the one behind the repeated attacks on Mitiga airport, adding that Libya is surveilled by satellite so no one can hide the truth. Al-Mesmari’s remarks came following two separate incidents in which Mitiga airport was bombed just as two Libyan civilian planes were about to land.
Management of Mitiga airport reported last week that Buraq Airlines and Libyan Airlines narrowly avoided shelling at the airport.The LNA spokesman revealed another possible motif behind bombing Mitiga airport. He said that some militias are aiming to use these strikes to bring out the estimated 2,800 prisoners in the Mitiga prison.
10. LNA commander: The army advancing in Salah al-Din area in southern Tripoli – 8 August، 2019
TRIPOLI – Major General Fawzi al-Mansouri, commander of the Ain Zara axis, confirmed that military units of the Libyan National Army (LNA) made progress towards Salah al-Din, south of Tripoli late Wednesday. Mansouri said on Thursday that army forces clashed with militias near the Yarmouk camp south of Tripoli.
He pointed out that the army’s progress was in the form of tactical leaps to control new monitoring positions belonging to the militias. He said that the militias fled as the army advanced so that the clashes were no more than skirmishes followed by the advance of the armed forces and their control over the monitoring areas.