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

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

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