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General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

Date of Birth: 1943
Place of Birth: Tarhouna


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Trump talks peace

The attempt by eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army to seize Tripoli is now into its ninth month but is still unaccomplished (AC Vol 60 No 16 Proxies battle over Tripoli)...


Washington’s man wades in

  He has thrown US weight behind plans for an international conference in Berlin later this month or early November to force foreign players in Libya – primarily Turkey Qatar Egypt the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia – to stop providing Faiez el Serraj's Government of National Accord (GNA) and General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) with weapons and other material support fuelling the conflict...


Out of contract

On the face of it it is just another lucrative lobbying deal with Israeli arms dealer turned lobbyist Ari Ben Menashe bagging another US$1 million contract to add Tunisian media mogul and presidential hopeful Nabil Karoui to a client list that includes Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar Congo-Brazzaville's President Denis Sassou-Nguesso and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo aka Hemeti deputy leader of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (AC Vol 60 No 16 Lobbyist of last resort)...


Emirati casualties

The deaths were at Jufra Air Base in central Libya a key base for the now sluggish advance towards Tripoli of the Libyan National Army of General Khalifa Haftar and were part of the attacks and counter-attacks on both sides of armed drones...


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...


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