Sudanese rebel group acknowledges fighting for Khalifa Haftar’s forces in Libya
Sudan’s Justice and Equality Movement is fighting alongside Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation, a senior commander from the rebel group has officially admitted.
Brigadier Ibrahim Al-Bagdadi, chief of armament in the Justice and Equality Movement told Sudan’s Blue Nile TV that their forces are now fighting for Khalifa Haftar after months of fighting for former Gaddafi brigades during the 2011 uprising.
“We took part in several clashes in 2011 and we had lost many fighters,” he said.
Al-Bagdadi revealed that their commander Tahir Arja is now in Libya leading armed groups alongside Haftar’s forces at the request of Mahmoud Jibreel, Chairman of National Forces Alliance.
“It’s business,” he said.
Last month, Dignity Operation militias occupied Brega, Zuwetina, Sidra and Ras Lanouf oil terminals in central Libya with the help of Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries.