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Russian mercenaries help rebel Libyan army to seize oilfields

Mar 04, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

HUNDREDS of mercenaries linked to Russian military intelligence have been backing the military commander of Libya's breakaway eastern half, The Daily Telegraph has learnt, as Moscow further expands its presence in Africa. The Russian private military company Wagner Group has been supporting Khalifa Haftar with 300 personnel in Benghazi, and has supplied his Libyan National Army with artillery, tanks, drones and ammunition, a Whitehall source said.

A source close to the Libyan Russian Oil &...