The UAE continues to play an aggressive role in Libya between carrying out air strikes and supporting war criminal militias, Khalifa Haftar, to inciting tribes and diplomatic missions to the internationally recognized government.
In the most recent field developments, the media center for the “Berkane Fury” operation led by the Government of National Accord forces announced that an Emirati airline bombed the headquarters of the Air College in Misrata, east of Tripoli.
The UAE is leading Haftar’s air force against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, according to new confessions, according to what the information indicates.
Khalifa Haftar began his bloody attack on “Tripoli” last April, and since that time he has failed to make progress, and the latest announcement of the start of the attack is added to previous announcements but he always fails alongside his Emirati allies, but the latest attack seems to have involved the UAE in Russia the war on Tripoli will further complicate the Libyan crisis.
Although the UAE and Egypt had had from the start they were sure that the attack on Tripoli had turned into a quagmire, this did not prevent them from supporting and supporting Haftar. Both countries view Haftar as a reliable man they can count on to take control of Libya.
The media center for the operation launched by the government to repel the movements of Haftar published confessions of “Youssef Al-Jakm, Assistant Air Force Commander of Haftar’s forces,” in which he says: “The flight flying in support of Haftar is completely managed by Emirati officers at the Al-Kharouba affiliate base.” For Al-Marj area (to the east of Benghazi), and they have their own operating room in Al-Rajma area (25 km to the east of Benghazi).
Al-Jouqam indicated that a number of Emirati officers were bombing the Al-Jafra base (600 km southeast of Tripoli); as a result, they left the base.
Haftar’s military commander stated that raids targeted Misurata (east of Tripoli), Mutaika airport (in the Libyan capital), Zuwara (west of Tripoli) and Tajura (the eastern suburb of the capital, Tripoli), were carried out by Emirati warplanes, and there is no connection to Libyan aviation with such operations.
Meanwhile, a United Nations report published this month exposed the UAE’s tactics of defrauding to support the Haftar militias with military hardware.
A new 400-page United Nations report indicates that the UAE supplied arms to Haftar, in contravention of a 2011 Security Council resolution banning arms supplies to Libya.
The report says that the Irish government sold a warship to a Dutch company in March 2017 at a value of $122,000 and then bought an Emirati company worth $525,000 and re-registered it in Panama as a “leisure boat”, to reach Haftar’s forces with a deal of $1.5 million, and certainly the UAE She paid all the money.
Not only that, but the UAE has been the main provider of Khalifa Haftar with arms for years to confront the legitimate government in Libya.
This year, more than once, the existence of American weapons sold to the UAE by fighters affiliated with Haftar’s background was revealed, which led to the opening of an American investigation that might lead to the cessation of US military sales to the UAE because Abu Dhabi violated the terms of the end-user’s weapon.
Al-Jakam also said in his confessions that it was Russia that was planning the recent attack on Tripoli.
Ghassan Salama, the UN Special Envoy to Libya, said a few days ago that Russian support for Haftar’s forces had increased the momentum of his attack on Tripoli, in the past days.
In the context of the same aggressive Emirati role in Libya, the Supreme Council for the Amazigh of Libya confirmed its rejection of multiple offers from the Emirates, including large sums of money, in exchange for their support for Haftar’s militias or taking a neutral stance towards its forces attack on Tripoli.
A delegation from the Council told an Emirati delegation that Abu Dhabi’s bet on supporting Haftar is a “catastrophic mistake” and will not have any results, as the Berbers reject their control over the country.
The Supreme Council for the Amazigh of Libya is the legal and political representative internally and externally for the Amazigh of Libya, and it is formed after elections in their areas of existence.