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General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

Date of Birth: 1943
Place of Birth: Tarhouna


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Proxies battle over Tripoli

As the campaign of Benghazi-based strongman Khalifa Haftar to take Tripoli slows down foreign powers are putting more and more resources into the fight including armed drones and psychological warfare tactics in social and mass media (AC Vol 60 No 8 Haftar stakes it all)...

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From revolution to realpolitik

Under the terms of Hemeti's public relations contract with US lobbyist Ari Ben Menashe (see Pointer Lobbyist of last resort) he is said to have despatched a further 1 000 fighters to support General Khalifa Haftar's rebel forces based in eastern Libya...


The Crown Prince’s power play

Abu Dhabi and Cairo have provided Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar with aircraft and other vital military support as his Libyan National Army (LNA) first took – and destroyed – Benghazi and then marched on Tripoli...


Lobbyist of last resort

Ben-Menashe returned to Africa politics in late 2016 on a $6m retainer with Aguila Saleh Issa President of the Tobruk-based Libyan Parliament and chief ally of Libyan National Army leader General Khalifa Haftar (AC Vol 58 No 9 Finding Africa on K Street)...


Military roadblocks

There is already a plan to hire out Sudanese troops to Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army which is besieging Tripoli accused by the United Nations-recognised regime there of multiple war crimes including the bombing of a shelter for migrants on 2 July (AC Vol 60 No 14 Air strikes risk escalation)...


Air strikes risk escalation

When Libya's eastern military strongman General Khalifa Haftar launched his offensive to capture Tripoli on 4 April he hoped for a blitzkrieg...


Haftar stakes it all

Four years of efforts by the UN to end the crisis in Libya have been rendered almost futile by eastern-based strongman General Khalifa Haftar...


Haftar puts south in the game

It was the catalyst for a dramatic change in the strategic balance between General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) and the UN-backed Presidency Council (PC) led by Faiez el Serraj and based in Tripoli (AC Vol 59 No 23 Posturing in Palermo)...


The forgotten army

The Libyan National Army leader General Khalifa Haftar recently launched a huge operation to 'secure southern Libya' after making official visits to Niger and Chad...


Posturing in Palermo

France is the main European supporter of Khalifa Haftar head of the largest military force in eastern Libya the Libyan National Army (LNA)...


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