· US military accuses Russia of deploying fighter jets to Libya →
Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt support Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), which launched an offensive a year ago to seize the capital, Tripoli.
· US says Russia sent warplanes to back Libyan warlord →
The US administration has until recently taken no clear view on the Libyan civil war, but its assessment of the Russian intervention and dramatic warning about the wider implications for Europe’s security may be leading the US Department of State to offer clearer support to the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.
· UN condemns use of IEDs against civilians in Libya →
TRIPOLI, May 26 — The United Nations has deplored the “grotesque” use of improvised explosive devices against civilians in Libya’s capital Tripoli, the scene of more than a year of deadly fighting.
The China Post
· US military says Russia deployed fighter jets to Libya →
CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military Tuesday accused Russia of deploying fighter planes to conflict-stricken Libya to support Russian mercenaries aiding east-based forces in their offensive on the capital, Tripoli.
· ‘No denying it’: Russia sent warplanes to Libya to back Haftar, claims US →
The US released surveillance imagery on Tuesday purporting to show Russian aircraft operating in Libya to support mercenaries of the infamous Wagner Group, a murky Russian-operated private military contractor, which has been fighting on behalf of the former army officer Khalifa Haftar in his flailing effort to topple the United Nations-backed government in the capital, Tripoli.
· Russia sends fighter jets to Libya to support mercenaries →
The announcement comes a day after Libya's UN-recognised government said hundreds of Russian mercenaries backing rival military commander Haftar had been evacuated from combat zones south of the capital Tripoli.
· From Idlib to Tripoli: Turkey's grab for influence in Libya →
By the end of 2019, realising that LNA forces were on the verge of seizing the capital Tripoli, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, took the bold step of declaring overt support for the GNA, signing new agreements on both maritime boundaries and military cooperation which neatly countered Turkey’s strategic enemies across the Mediterranean.
· UN: Libyan coastguard detains hundreds of migrants →
Libya's coastguard intercepted about 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast over the past two days, and brought them to detention centres near the capital Tripoli.
The New York Times
· By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. But the Plan Went South. →
In fact, United Nations investigators later determined, their mission was to fight alongside the Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter in his all-out assault on the capital, Tripoli, for which they were to be paid $80 million.
· Hundreds of Russian, Syrian mercenaries quit Libya's front lines →
Tripoli: More than 1000 Russian and Syrian mercenaries in Libya have pulled back from the front lines after a Turkish military intervention helped block an assault on the capital.