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Libya

Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

Date of Birth: 1943
Place of Birth: Tarhouna


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All at sea over migration

The most serious attack has come from General Khalifa Haftar, who heads the Tobruk-based Libyan National Army which, with backing from Egypt and United Arab Emirates, is now the most powerful and coherent military force in the country...


Squaring the triangle

International support for General Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA), based in the east, is growing beyond his core base of external supporters of Egypt, Russia and the United Arab Emirates...


Bouteflika unbowed

Algiers finally received Libyan General Khalifa Haftar in December, amid signs that it has joined a growing number of governments in shifting towards the view that the Tripoli-based Presidency Council and Faiez el Serraj's Government of National Accord may never be able to control Libya...


Two trumpeteers overboard

Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, to Washington for meetings with Trump's security and foreign policy advisors in December (AC Vol 58 No 3, Calling Trumpsville)...


Cold and hot wars

The tendency to see military strongmen as a solution may favour General Khalifa Haftar in Libya's power struggles, as his Benghazi-based Libya National Army makes progress against jihadist groups and factional rivals, with the help of Egypt, major arms supplier Russia, the United Arab Emirates and France (AC Vol 57 No 16, The scramble for the spoils)...


Elusive legitimacy

On the external front, Sisi will continue to provide logistical and political support to the Libyan National Army, commanded by Khalifa Haftar, but direct intervention in Libya is unlikely (AC Vol 57 No 6, Drawing a line in Libya)...


Drawing a line in Libya

This is opposed by many local factions, including supporters of the government in Tobruk, notably General Khalifa Haftar, whose Libyan National Army (LNA) has intensified operations in recent weeks, backed by Egypt and Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) acting President Agila Saleh Issa Gwaider, who was a signatory to establishing the GNA but is now a leading dissident...

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Battle for the bureaucrats

Recent reports suggest that the head of the Tobruk-based Libyan National Army and leader of the anti- Islamist Operation Dignity in Cyrenaica, General Khalifa Haftar, has fallen out with both the Tobruk government and other Cyrenaica factions (AC Vol 55 No 11, Enter the General)...

The group even sees the Libya Dawn alliance in Tripoli as 'waging war against Allah's religion' by attempting to institute man-made laws and it describes the House of Representatives' in Tobruk's military chief, General Khalifa Haftar, as a taghout, a corrupt, godless tyrant...


A new flag in North Africa

The military successes of 'Operation Dignity's' General Khalifa Haftar against the late Mohamed el Zawahi's jihadist Ansar el Sharia militia in Benghazi have inadvertently helped IS (AC Vol 55 No 24, A tale of two cities)...


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