Libya has accused the Wagner mercenary group of using chemical weapons against their troops in southern Tripoli. Russia has been known to use the Wagner contractors to aid commander Khalifa Haftar in his attempts to seize the capital for over a year. “This deed can only be carried out by Wagner,” commented Interior minister Fathi Bashaga. Egyptian-Canadian photojournalist Amru Salahuddien also stated that he saw the soldiers shaking, and they were unable to breathe following a bombing run. President Putin has denied Russia being involved and states that the mercenary group is operating independently.