WASHINGTON, (BM) – A report by the inspectors general of the Department of State and the Pentagon on the situation in North and West Africa for the period from October to the end of December 2019 claims that the Russian presence in Libya is a challenge for US special operations, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The report claims that “the Russian presence in Libya is growing and is a challenge to the United States counter-terrorism operations,” reports TASS.
According to the authors of the report, Russian forces allegedly could have been involved in the disappearance at the end of November 2019 of an American drone in the sky above Tripoli.
“The US armed forces conduct counter-terrorism operations outside of Libya in coordination with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (PNA). “Russian mercenaries, better known as PMCs “Wagner “, increased their presence by an additional 600-1200 people.” According to US officials, as early as September there were only about 200 fighters of Russian PMCs in Libya.
Recall, January 22, the UN Security Council called on the commander of the Libyan National Army Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the head of the Government of National Accord (PNS) sitting in Tripoli Faiz Saraj to work constructively on a truce in Libya.
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