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Libya

General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

Date of Birth: 1943
Place of Birth: Tarhouna


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A tale of two cities

General Khalifa Haftar's 'Operation Dignity' troops are at war with Islamist groups for the control of Cyrenaica in the east...

* Domestic support: Operation Dignity led by General Khalifa Haftar Libyan air force special forces and other army units; Cyrenaican federalist groups including Ibrahim el Jathran's Cyrenaica Political Bureau; some Tebu (Toubou) militia...

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Parliaments at sea

Such discussions soon proved academic however as more than a month of fighting between Zintan's El Qaqa militia – aligned with maverick General Khalifa Haftar – and Islamist-backed Misuratan forces culminated in the Zintanis abandoning their posts (AC Vol 55 No 11 Enter the General)...


Islamists strike back

Islamist militias aligned with Libya's Muslim Brotherhood have mounted their most serious counter-offensive yet against forces loyal to General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar in a series of attacks in Tripoli and Benghazi...


The centre moves east

With speculation mounting about the possibility of Egyptian and other external support for renegade General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar's anti-terrorist 'Operation Dignity' – effectively an unauthorised military campaign against the armed Islamist group Ansar el Sharia in eastern Libya – groups aligned with the Brotherhood face the threat of an Egyptian-style purge...


The Red Sea missile drama

Now Khartoum faces a Saudi-Egyptian alliance strengthened by close ties between Cairo and Libya's anti-Islamist rebel general Khalifa Belqasim Haftar which would take care of the long desert border to the north (AC Vol 55 No 11 Chaos theory)...


Cairo leans on Khartoum

Cairo is also courting South Sudan while pressure on the NCP is growing from Libya as the anti-Islamist leader General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar sends troops to his deep south...


Enter the General

A group of senior officers led by General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar Chief of Staff under the late Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi is drawing militias to its banner from across Libya in a bid to take control of the country (AC Vol 52 No 7 A family at war)...


Chaos theory

On 26 May Libya's anti-Islamist rebel leader General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar said that after he had sorted things out at home he would turn to 'neighbours to the south' (see Feature Enter the General)...


A family at war

Khalifa Belqasim Haftar was appointed Commander with Younis downgraded to Chief-of-Staff...


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