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Libya

General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

Date of Birth: 1943
Place of Birth: Tarhouna


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Military roadblocks

There is already a plan to hire out Sudanese troops to Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army which is besieging Tripoli accused by the United Nations-recognised regime there of multiple war crimes including the bombing of a shelter for migrants on 2 July (AC Vol 60 No 14 Air strikes risk escalation)...


Air strikes risk escalation

When Libya's eastern military strongman General Khalifa Haftar launched his offensive to capture Tripoli on 4 April he hoped for a blitzkrieg...


Haftar stakes it all

Four years of efforts by the UN to end the crisis in Libya have been rendered almost futile by eastern-based strongman General Khalifa Haftar...


Haftar puts south in the game

It was the catalyst for a dramatic change in the strategic balance between General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) and the UN-backed Presidency Council (PC) led by Faiez el Serraj and based in Tripoli (AC Vol 59 No 23 Posturing in Palermo)...


The forgotten army

The Libyan National Army leader General Khalifa Haftar recently launched a huge operation to 'secure southern Libya' after making official visits to Niger and Chad...


Posturing in Palermo

France is the main European supporter of Khalifa Haftar head of the largest military force in eastern Libya the Libyan National Army (LNA)...


Offensives and reshuffles

They have a minimal presence in Darfur and are operating mostly in South Sudan and Libya as mercenaries with General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army and other forces...


Doubts about unity deal

General Khalifa Haftar's forces control the east but have not marched on Tripoli and show little sign of doing so (AC Vol 58 No 6 Squaring the triangle)...


Seizing the spoils of war

A leaked United Nations Libya Experts Panel interim report – which the UN has since sought to disown after the panel's Coordinator expressed his 'extreme concern' at the security implications – said military campaigns launched in mid-2014 against Da'ish (Islamic State) by the Misurata and other militias (Operation Dawn) and Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (Operation Dignity) had 'dramatically accelerated the depletion of Libya's wealth'...


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