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General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

Date of Birth: 1943
Place of Birth: Tarhouna


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Bashagha bloodied in Tripoli battle

In the worst violence since Gen Khalifa Haftar's 14-month siege of the capital ended in June 2020 159 militiamen were also wounded as fighters fired their weapons indiscriminately at security and civil targets alike hitting medical facilities homes and shops...


Dubaiba woos UAE and Haftar with about-turn on oil

The Tripoli prime minister is said to have done a deal with the United Arab Emirates one of the main suppliers and financiers of Libyan National Army (LNA) militia leader Gen Khalifa Haftar putting Bengdara in charge of the NOC in the hope of weaning the general away from the eastern-based prime minister Fathi Bashagha...

He has been temporarily replaced by the local government minister Badradeen al Tumi but in the present twists and turns Dubaiba may opt for a Khalifa Haftar supporter as his full-time replacement...


Parties divided on sharing power

Many fear he is escalating conflict by recruiting his Arab Rizeigat kinsmen into the RSF and acquiring sophisticated military hardware from Libya through the offices of Gen Khalifa Haftar...


Plan mooted to settle east-west split

It's a predicament for the eastern banks too which lent hundreds of millions to the 'parallel CBL' to fund the last eastern-based government and General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) militia...


Dubaiba and Bashagha preside over a new east-west partition

Bashagha once the interior minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) is backed by the eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar which is why his government can't move into the capital Tripoli and take over the levers of power...

The Tripoli government supports the west on the conflict while the rival Fathi Bashagha administration is linked via General Khalifa Haftar to the Kremlin...


Moscow guns for African gold

In Libya Wagner trained many of General Khalifa Haftar's fighters at the Jufra air base including Chadian and Sudanese rebels but Haftar failed militarily and could not conquer Tripoli (AC Vol 61 No 12 Haftar falls back)...


Political leaders versus the polls

Also three of the most prominent presidential candidates – warlord General Khalifa Haftar current Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba and Seif el Islam el Gadaffi son of the former dictator – are unacceptable to too many people with the means to prevent the polls (AC Vol 62 No 24 Everyone wants to be president)...


Everyone wants to be president

General Khalifa Haftar the head of the Libyan National Army militia that aspired but failed to conquer Tripoli with Russian Egyptian Saudi and Emirati arms and money for about two years threw his hat in the ring two days later on 16 November...

What support remains for the Gadaffi family is found in the southern part of the country but Sebha itself is largely controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA) of General Khalifa Haftar who regards Seif el Islam as a serious threat...


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