Khalifa Haftar News

Post-Kadhafi Libya slides from crisis to crisis 8 years on

'PURGE' OF SOUTH In the latest emergency, military strongman General Khalifa Haftar has launched a military push in southern Libya which he says is aimed at rooting out "terrorists" and foreign fighters.

EWN , South Africa Feb 15, 2019

African Union calls for peace conference on Libya in July

In a separate development, forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar of the self-declared Libya National Army (LNA) assumed full control of El Sharara, Libya's biggest oil field.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 13, 2019

African Union calls for peace conference on Libya in July

In a separate development, forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar of the self-declared Libya National Army (LNA) assumed full control of El Sharara, Libya's biggest oil field.

Al Jazeera , Africa Feb 12, 2019

Exclusive: East Libyan force wants to take El Sharara oilfield by talks

REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo The comments by Abdel-Razeq Nathouri, chief of staff of the Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, may soothe fears of a battle for the 315,000 barrels-per-day field.

Reuters , Africa Feb 11, 2019

East Libyan forces launch air strikes near el Feel oilfield - engineer

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar carried out four air strikes near the El Feel oilfield as a warning to a rival commander, a field engineer said on Saturday.

Reuters , Africa Feb 9, 2019

Libya arrests suspected al Qaeda leader, source says

Eastern military forces allied to Khalifa Haftar, which control eastern Libya, have seized much of Derna in an ongoing military campaign that officials say is almost over.

Reuters , Africa Feb 8, 2019

Eastern Libyan forces take over El Sharara oilfield

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the closed El Sharara oilfield on Wednesday, officials said in a challenge to the Tripoli government.

Reuters , Africa Feb 6, 2019

Four die in first clash of Libyan force's southward push

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought for hours with a local armed group as they sought to expand south, military officials said.

Reuters , Africa Feb 1, 2019

Exclusive: U.N. may push back Libya election conference

Western nations hope ordinary Libyans will pressure armed groups into a peaceful solution But in eastern Libya, some worry the forum may give a platform to Islamists and other opponents defeated by the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Haftar.

Reuters , Africa Jan 31, 2019

Eastern Libyan force says it killed senior al Qaeda operative

The LNA is led by Khalifa Haftar, a major player in Libya since his forces seized Benghazi in 2017, after a three-year battle mainly with Islamist fighters.

Reuters , Africa Jan 18, 2019