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Libya

General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

Date of Birth: 1943
Place of Birth: Tarhouna


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Energy drives Italy's turn to Libya

Significantly there has been no pushback from eastern-based militia leader General Khalifa Haftar nor from the speaker of the House of Representatives Aguila Saleh who usually never misses an opportunity to criticise Dubaiba...


Border troubles threaten the region

William Burns director of the United States's Central Intelligence Agency has been trying to convince Egypt to pressure General Khalifa Haftar leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA) militia to disband and send away not only his Wagner operatives but Chadian and Sudanese fighters who make up a substantial part of the LNA...


Government by chequebook

In the west the Tripoli government controls virtually all the region and has all the oil income; in the east the HoR and the government it appointed in last March to replace Dubaiba's government has been desperately trying to convince everyone that they are in charge although they have no money and Gen Khalifa Haftar remains the real power of the area...


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...


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