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General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

Date of Birth: 1943
Place of Birth: Tarhouna


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Red lines in the sand

In June Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi said that the Libyan central coastal town of Sirte and the airbase at Jufra further south both held by General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) were red lines warning the Government of National Accord and its Turkish backers that Egypt would intervene if they were attacked...


Lobbying grenades

General Khalifa Haftar may be in retreat on the battlefield after his Libyan National Army was forced away from Tripoli back to its eastern strongholds but the war for the support of foreign governments for both sides of the conflict is growing more intense (AC Vol 61 No 12 Haftar falls back)...


Haftar falls back

Fourteen months after launching his 'lightning' offensive to seize the Libyan capital and oust the UN-recognised Government of National Accord eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar now wants a peace deal...


West too wild for Haftar

Although his Libyan National Army (LNA) still controls eastern and southern Libya General Khalifa Haftar has suffered a string of heavy defeats in western Libya leaving his hopes of entering Tripoli in tatters...


No coronavirus ceasefire

The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and the interim government in Benghazi backed by General Khalifa Haftar and the city of Misrata are imposing differing restrictions and curfew hours...


A game of many nations

It has upset Greece France and the European Union and not just the backers of Tobruk-based General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) Egypt Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates...


Life as a client state looms

Whether General Khalifa Haftar will this year enter Tripoli in triumph – which he continually predicted for most of last year – is in doubt now that Libya's future is in the hands of foreign powers especially Turkey and Russia...


Another day of reckoning

For a few hours on 12 December  and then the following day there was panic and eager expectation across Libya as the civil war between the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli and Libyan National Army (LNA) of eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar had reached a watershed moment...


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)...


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