armed groups

The Africa Intelligence website revealed a US plan to disarm armed groups in Libya via the Washington-based Chemonics International firm.

According to the French website, the company, which is the main partner of the US State Department in Libyan projects, received around $15 million last year to disarm, dissolve and reintegrate armed groups.

The report highlighted the previous US "failed attempts" to achieve this goal and how Washington is now focused on driving out the Russian Wagner mercenaries from Libya, amid the 'worrying' rapprochement between Moscow and Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya.

In early November, the former US special envoy to Libya, Jonathan Weiner, stated that keeping Russia out of the Mediterranean was a strategic goal for the United States.

Bloomberg also reported that American officials visited Libya several times this year in an attempt to persuade Haftar to change his course with Russia.