NGO reports that regular Russian troops are stationed in Libya

Jul 22, 2021 | International actors

On 22 July, the Democracy and Human Rights Foundation (DHRF) released a statement claiming to have received intelligence that regular Russian military forces were present near the al-Jufra airbase in Libya’s Oil Crescent. In a statement, the DHRF claimed that, ‘the presence of these troops makes it clear that Russia has no intention to leave Libya anytime soon.’ The DHRF stated that they have provided the co-ordinates of locations of Russian forces and aerial photographs to the Libyan authorities, EU, UK, and US.