Spotlight RUSSIA LIBYA Defence Issue dated 20/08/2020

Russian paramilitary group Wagner expands southern Libyan presence

The Sharara oil field, near the town of Ubar. Wagner has a detachment located three kilometers away from this strategic production asset, held by militias that have pledged allegiance to Haftar.
The Sharara oil field, near the town of Ubar. Wagner has a detachment located three kilometers away from this strategic production asset, held by militias that have pledged allegiance to Haftar. ©REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
Since the beginning of July, Wagner Group personnel have been beefing up Russia's presence in southwestern Libya, a few kilometres from oil fields held by militias affiliated with General Khalifa Haftar. [...] (529 words)
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