The founder of the American PMC was convicted of helping Haftar

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The founder of the American PMC was convicted of helping Haftar

The founder of the American private military company (PMC) Blackwater was accused of assisting the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. This was reported by The New York Times with reference to an unpublished report by UN experts.

According to the document, which came to the disposal of journalists, in 2019 Eric Prince supplied weapons to the Libyan commander, thereby violating the UN embargo.

In particular, the founder of Blackwater sent a group of mercenaries armed with ground attack aircraft and military boats to Libya. According to the plan, the mercenaries were to form a combat squad to track down and eliminate individual Libyan commanders. The entire operation cost $ 80 million.

In early February, the parties to the conflict in Libya agreed to create an interim government during a meeting held in Geneva under the auspices of the UN. According to the results of the vote, Abdel Hamid al-Dbeiba was elected interim prime minister of Libya, and the presidential council was headed by Muhammad al-Manafi.

After the assassination in 2011 of Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled since 1969, a situation of dual power developed in Libya. Currently, in the east, in the city of Tobruk, the parliament is sitting, which is supported by the Libyan National Army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and in the west in Tripoli – the Government of National Accord. At the same time, the PNC actively supports Turkey, and Egypt and Saudi Arabia are on the side of the LNA.

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