Sudanese mercenaries operating in Libya in support of renegade general Khalifa Hafter from the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) have demanded payment.
The rebels who are part of the Sudan Liberation Movement, known as “Minni Minnawi”, have demanded that they be paid for taking part in recent battles alongside Hafter’s LNA, the Libya Observer reported.
Libya has two separate authorities jockeying for control of the North African country. The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the capital Tripoli in the West and the House of Representatives (HoR) in the eastern city of Tobruk, which is supported by the LNA.
Siddiq Mustafa, a leading Minni Minnawi dissident, gave Minnie Minnawi two weeks to pay up after the group took control of all payments made by Hafter, which included financial support for logistics and wages.
The Sudanese fighters have also been involved in supporting Hafter’s forces in recent battles in the southern part of Libya.
– African News Agency