Major General Osama al-Juwaili
: أسامة الجويلي
) is a Libyan
military officer who served as Minister of Defence in the government of Abdurrahim El-Keib
, Libya's interim Prime Minister. Since the formation of the Government of National Accord
(GNA) in 2015, al-Juwaili served it as a senior commander, since 2017 being the commander of the Western Military Zone. On 6 April 2019 he became the commander of the joint operations room, created by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj
to coordinate military operations since the start of the 2019 Western Libya offensive
Studied "Electronic Support" and Graduated from the Tripoli Military Academy in 1982, he remained to be a trainer at the academy until 1987. He resigned from the army in 1992 with rank of captain. Juwali was then appointed as head of the Vocational Guidance center in Yifrin part of the Libyan Ministry of Workforce and Training.
He defected to the anti-Gaddafi forces
during the 2011 civil war, becoming the head of Zintan's military council. His uncle was reportedly a deputy governor of the Central Bank of Libya
Juwaily met with Major General Isa Saif Al Mazrouie, Deputy Chief of Staff of the UAE
Armed Forces in Tripoli
on 6 December 2011 and discussed areas of cooperation between the two countries and ways of enhancing them, especially in the military sector.
Since January 2012 Juwaily is responsible for integrating the rival militias
into a fully functioning army and police force.
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