Libya oil company: Russian mercenaries enter major oilfield
June 26, 2020
CAIRO (AP) — Russian and other foreign mercenaries have entered Libya's largest oil field, the country's National Oil Corporation said on Friday, describing the development as an attempt to thwart the resumption of halted oil production in the war-torn country.
In divided Libya, Russia is a leading backer of the east-based forces led by commander Khalifa Hifter, who has been waging war against the U.N.-supported government in the capital, Tripoli, which is mainly backed by Turkey.
The Russian mercenaries first met late on Thursday with the guards of Libya's vast southwestern Sharara oilf...