British agency reveals extent of Qatari support for militias in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

British agency euro porter politics revealed the amount of support provided by Qatar to militias fighting in the ranks of the Tripoli-based government of Al-Sarraj against the forces of the Libyan National Army led by Marshal Khalifa Hafter.

The agency stressed that the international attention and media in Libya recently focused its coverage on the operations carried out by the Libyan National Army forces led by Marshal Khalifa Hafter in the western regions, especially in terms of rapid progress in the outskirts of Tripoli.

According to the report, the total value of Qatari arms to militants in Libya is estimated at 750 million euros between 2011 and 2017.

The agency pointed out that the “Special Deterrent” forces, one of the largest of these militias, is responsible for the kidnapping of four journalists working for Reuters and Agence France-Presse, in response to critical articles published on the involvement of these groups in trafficking in people.

The Jamestown Foundation has described the prisons run by this group as “torture caves” and many of these militias are heavily involved in the migrant trade.


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