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General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

Date of Birth: 1943
Place of Birth: Tarhouna


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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...


Has the sun set on the Brothers?

The UAE's militantly anti-MB de facto ruler Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahayan (MBZ) championed aspiring strongman General Khalifa Haftar against the UN-backed government in Libya...


Eastern strongman squares up for the polls

Having failed to become master of his country by the bullet with the collapse last year of his 14-month offensive against Tripoli eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar has opted for the ballot...


Doubts on elections multiply

The elections roadmap carefully orchestrated by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) seems to be dissolving in the summer heat and meanwhile General Khalifa Haftar remains master of eastern Libya...


Dubaiba's honeymoon

Not only are Libyans tired of the divisions and the economic and political chaos in which they have had to live they are now angry with those seen as responsible notably the Muslim Brotherhood and the eastern-based military leader General Khalifa Haftar...


Biden's balancing act

That would put General Khalifa Haftar leader of the eastern-based forces in the firing line and would make him an unviable partner for the Russians...


Fortune favours new regime

That is a potential problem for General Khalifa Haftar leader of the eastern based forces...


DISPATCHES

Former Ambassador Manfi to head new interim government

Manfi was expelled from Athens in December 2019 and it is unclear whether he will command support from the European Union's divided member states notably Greece and France who had been the main supporters of General Khalifa Haftar head of the eastern-based militia the Libyan National Army in the civil war...

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