Eastern authorities reject Sudan’s accusations that the LNA is providing weapons to the RSF

Jun 19, 2024 | International actors

On 19 June, during a UNSC meeting about Sudan’s civil war, Sudan’s UN Ambassador al-Harith Idris accused the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Subul al-Salam Brigade of supplying Hemedti’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) with ammunition, including mortar bombs, via Kufra. According to the Sudanese Ambassador, the ammunition originated from the warehouses of the 106th Brigade, which belongs to the ‘Security Units’ of Maj Gen Khaled Haftar.

On 21 June, the Government of National Stability (GNS) rejected the allegations as ‘inaccurate and baseless’. On the same day, the House of Representatives (HoR) expressed surprise at the Sudanese UN Ambassador’s allegations and described them as false.

On 22 June, during a reception for LNA officers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, LNA commander Khalifa Haftar criticized ‘the lies and distorted information’ circulating about the LNA’s relations with ‘a party to the civil war in Sudan’. Haftar emphasized that Libya has opened its southern border to thousands of Sudanese citizens.

On 23 June, GNS Minister of Foreign Affairs Abd al-Hadi al-Hawij and the Minister of African Affairs Issa Abdul Majeed Mansour summoned the Consul General of Sudan in Benghazi and handed him a note of protest over the Sudanese UN Ambassador’s allegations.