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Libyan Field Marshal leader of LNA

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Khalifa Haftar: Libyan Field Marshal leader of LNA
Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar is a dual Libyan-American citizen who is the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), which, under Haftar's leadership, replaced nine elected municipal councils by military administrators, and as of May 2019, was engaged in the Second Libyan Civil War. On 2 March 2015, he was appointed commander of the armed forces loyal to the elected legislative body, the Libyan House of Representatives.

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Russia says it, Haftar agree political settlement is only option for Libya

Russia's defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Libya's eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar met and agreed a political settlement is the only option for the North African country, RIA news agency..
Reuters - Published

UN-backed government in Libya suspends talks after Haftar attacks Tripoli port

Libya's internationally recognised government on Tuesday halted talks hosted by the United Nations to halt war over the capital after eastern forces shelled Tripoli's port, almost hitting a highly..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Videos for Khalifa Haftar

Libya's UN-backed govt suspends talks after Haftar forces attack Tripoli port [Video]Libya's UN-backed govt suspends talks after Haftar forces attack Tripoli port

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:41Published


Libya ceasefire talks resume in Geneva [Video]Libya ceasefire talks resume in Geneva

It is the latest attempt to forge a political deal between Libya's internationally-recognised government and Khalifa Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:31Published

Libya conflict: Weapons arriving despite embargo [Video]Libya conflict: Weapons arriving despite embargo

Fears of escalation in violence in Libya, as reports suggest arms build-up by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:05Published

Libya conflict: Government forces stop Haftar from taking Misrata [Video]Libya conflict: Government forces stop Haftar from taking Misrata

Mourning their dead in the northwestern Libyan city, forces allied to the government in Tripoli pledge to keep fighting Haftar's men.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Libya conflict: At least 11 gov't soldiers killed near Misrata [Video]Libya conflict: At least 11 gov't soldiers killed near Misrata

Nearly 100 were wounded on Sunday as they defended the small town of Abugrein near Misrata, against Haftar's forces.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Libya war costing $77m in oil revenue per day [Video]Libya war costing $77m in oil revenue per day

Libya's oil production has slowed to a near halt after forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar blockaded ports and stopped pipelines.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Pro-Haftar forces 'block oil exports' from key Libya ports [Video]Pro-Haftar forces 'block oil exports' from key Libya ports

Groups loyal to Khalifa Haftar, whose forces control eastern Libya, seized several large oil export terminals on Friday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports [Video]U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Libya's Haftar holds talks in Athens ahead of Berlin summit [Video]Libya's Haftar holds talks in Athens ahead of Berlin summit

Libya's Haftar holds talks in Athens ahead of Berlin summitView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:33Published

Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor [Video]Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor

Haftar did not sign up to ceasefire deal in Moscow but agreed to comply with terms ahead of talks in Berlin.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Libya talks in Russia: Haftar consulting allies on truce deal [Video]Libya talks in Russia: Haftar consulting allies on truce deal

Some fighting has resumed in Libya after ceasefire talks stalled in Moscow. But not all hope of a deal is lost.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:35Published

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement [Video]Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Turkey's Erdogan criticises breakdown in talks, says Ankara will 'teach Haftar a lesson' if he resumes Tripoli push.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 12:40Published

Libyan rivals Sarraj and Haftar leave Moscow without signing ceasefire deal [Video]Libyan rivals Sarraj and Haftar leave Moscow without signing ceasefire deal

Libyan rivals Sarraj and Haftar leave Moscow without signing ceasefire deal

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:34Published

Libya ceasefire deal extended, awaits Haftar signature [Video]Libya ceasefire deal extended, awaits Haftar signature

Commander of eastern-based Libyan National Army asks to be given until Tuesday to decide whether to sign deal or not.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Libyan forces loyal to Haftar announce conditional ceasefire [Video]Libyan forces loyal to Haftar announce conditional ceasefire

Ceasefire might prove hard to maintain following escalation of fighting around Tripoli, Sirte and nature of alliances.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:16Published

Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire [Video]Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire

Fight against 'terrorist organisations that seized Tripoli' will continue until the end, vows military spokesman.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Haftar issues 'call to arms' over possible Turkey intervention [Video]Haftar issues 'call to arms' over possible Turkey intervention

Renegade commander Khalifa Haftar's call comes a day after parliament in Ankara approves deployment of troops to Libya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:09Published

Libyan armed groups accused of human rights abuses [Video]Libyan armed groups accused of human rights abuses

Troops loyal to Haftar are on the outskirts of Tripoli, raising fears of more casualties and human rights abuses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya [Video]Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya

Erdogan is eager to support UN-recognised gov't in Tripoli as it faces renewed threat from military commander Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:58Published

Head of UN-recognised gov't in Libya asks world leaders for help [Video]Head of UN-recognised gov't in Libya asks world leaders for help

Months of fighting take toll on southern Tripoli, with hundreds of civilians killed or wounded and 140,000 people fleeing homes after Haftar launches offensive in April.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya [Video]Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will send troops to Libya now that Tripoli has requested it, and will present a legislation to parliament in January. Emer McCarthy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

 

Ex-C.I.A. Asset, Now a Libyan Strongman, Faces Torture Accusations

Khalifa Hifter’s Virginia properties could make him vulnerable to a new lawsuit filed under a 1991 anti-torture law.
NYTimes.com - Published

Libya rebels claim to have ‘destroyed’ Turkish cargo ship in Tripoli

libya rebels claim to have ‘destroyed’ turkish cargo ship in tripoli
Armed rebels under the command of renegade general Khalifa Haftar in Libya claim they have destroyed a Turkish cargo ship carrying ammunition and weapons at the port of Tripoli. “The Turkish ship..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey says Libya's Haftar violating ceasefire, must be stopped

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday of constantly violating a ceasefire in the country, saying he "must be stopped" so a political..
Reuters - Published

New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

new clashes in libya despite un ceasefire call
Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, witnesses and pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) forces said, a day after a UN Security Council resolution called for a "lasting ceasefire"...
WorldNews - Published

Security Council votes for 'lasting ceasefire' in Libya as Haftar bans UN flights to Tripoli

The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for a "lasting ceasefire" in Libya as Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces vowed to block UN humanitarian flights from landing..
France 24 - Published

Haftar's forces in Libya ban U.N. flights to embattled capital

Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the group that has been trying to capture the city from the..
Reuters - Published

Haftar's forces ban U.N. from using Tripoli airport

Eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli which they have been trying to take in a campaign, a force spokesman..
Reuters - Published

Libya says oil shutdown losses exceed $1.3 billion

libya says oil shutdown losses exceed $1.3 billion
TRIPOLI - Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement on Tuesday that its crude output had dropped to 183,265 barrels per day as of February 11, adding that total losses due to a..
WorldNews - Published

Haftar forces block U.N. flights in and out of Libya: U.N. mission

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have blocked flights carrying United Nations staff to and from Libya, hampering humanitarian and mediation efforts, the U.N. mission said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

United Nations says Haftar's forces have not granted landing permits for its flights

The United Nations said eastern Libyan forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have refused to grant landing permits for flights bringing U.N. staff to and from Libya, a statement said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.N.-brokered Libya military talks begin in Geneva

The U.N. Special Representative for Libya began talks in Geneva on Monday with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord and members of the Libyan National Army, led by commander..
Reuters - Published

Tripoli warns of talks boycott amid Libya truce violations

tripoli warns of talks boycott amid libya truce violations
Tripoli: Libya’s Tripoli-based government warned it might not participate in future peace talks after alleging repeated truce violations and attacks on civilians by rival forces of commander Khalifa..
WorldNews - Published

Libya's Haftar makes push in western Libya

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar sought on Sunday to open a new front by moving forces towards the city of Misrata, which is allied to the country's internationally recognised..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Haftar pursues Libya attacks 'with all his resources'

Eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar is violating Libya's truce and so cannot be expected to respect the ceasefire called between his forces and pro-government troops, Turkish President Tayyip..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Haftar cannot be expected to respect Libya truce

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar could not be expected to respect a ceasefire called between his forces and pro-government troops in..
Reuters - Published

Libya conflict: Haftar forces threaten to target civilian planes

The UN-backed government says it has resumed flights at Mitiga airport despite the threat of attacks.
BBC News - Published

Turkey says Libya's Haftar must choose political solution

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must abide by calls for a political solution to the conflict in Libya and take steps to secure "calm on the ground", Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut..
Reuters - Published

Libya will face catastrophe if oil blockade continues: Tripoli premier

Libya will face a "catastrophic situation" unless foreign powers put pressure on eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to lift a blockade of oilfields that has cut output to almost zero, the country's..
Reuters - Published

Foreign powers call for 'permanent' Libya ceasefire, vow end to foreign interference

foreign powers call for 'permanent' libya ceasefire, vow end to foreign interference
Key players and foreign powers implicated in the Libyan crisis have agreed on the need for a 'permanent' ceasefire and an end to foreign interference in the country. The announcement was made in a..
WorldNews - Published

Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander's forces choke oil flows

Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to strengthen an arms embargo on Libya and shore up a shaky ceasefire, but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades on major oilfields by forces..
Reuters - Published

Supporters of Khalifa Haftar shut off Libya's biggest oil field

supporters of khalifa haftar shut off libya's biggest oil field
Forces loyal to Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar shut off production at major oil fields on Sunday as the military commander attended an international conference in Germany aimed at ending the..
WorldNews - Published

Southern Libyan oil fields face closure as pipeline blockaded

Libya's largest oil field and a second major field in the southwest began shutting down on Sunday after forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar closed a pipeline connecting them to the coast,..
Reuters - Published

Libya peace summit struggles to draw eastern commander Haftar back into diplomacy

libya peace summit struggles to draw eastern commander haftar back into diplomacy
Countries struggled at an international peace summit for Libya struggled on Sunday to draw eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar back into diplomacy, days after he quit talks and more than half of..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Libyan commander's forces choke oil flows, overshadowing peace summit

Forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar have shut off production at all Libya's major oil fields, an escalation that threatened to strangle the country's finances and overshadowed an..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan urges Libya's Haftar to end aggressive stance

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday at..
Reuters - Published

Libya’s pro-Haftar forces block oil exports from key ports

Forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Saturday blocked oil exports from Libya's main ports, the National Oil Company said, raising the stakes on the eve of international peace talks.
France 24 - Published

Libyan National Oil Corporation declares ‘state of emergency’ after Haftar’s forces close eastern oil ports

libyan national oil corporation declares ‘state of emergency’ after haftar’s forces close eastern oil ports
Libya’s national oil company has declared a “state of emergency” after exports of its oil from the ports in the eastern part of the country were blocked by forces loyal to the Libyan National..
WorldNews - Published

Libyan eastern forces says closing oil ports 'huge step' by the people

The closing of Libya's oil ports is "a huge step" by the Libyan people, the spokesman of Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country's oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up..
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libyan protesters close Zueitina oil port

Eastern Libyan forces closed down major oil ports, a spokesman for an oil protection force allied to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday, escalating tensions before an international..
Reuters - Published

Greece tells Haftar to take constructive stance at Berlin conference

Greece encouraged Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to be constructive at an upcoming conference in Berlin to try end the war over Tripoli, its foreign minister said on Friday after meeting the..
Reuters - Published

Libya strongman Haftar in Greece for talks ahead of Berlin peace conference

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar will hold talks in Athens on Friday, days ahead of a peace conference in Berlin which he and the head of Tripoli’s UN-recognised government Fayez al-Sarraj..
France 24 - Published

Libya's Haftar committed to ceasefire, Germany says

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent advance for efforts to end a near-decade of turmoil..
Reuters - Published

Merkel aims to get commitment to Libya arms embargo at Berlin conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the willingness shown by Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to stick to a ceasefire in Libya and said a conference in Berlin on Sunday must try to get a..
Reuters - Published

German foreign minister says Libya's Haftar backs ceasefire: n-tv

german foreign minister says libya's haftar backs ceasefire: n-tv
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Libya's Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern Libyan forces, is committed to a ceasefire in the northern African country, Germany's n-tv television reported..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Too early to say Libya ceasefire has collapsed, says Akar

too early to say libya ceasefire has collapsed, says akar
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday it was too early to say that a ceasefire in Libya had collapsed after Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern Libyan forces, failed to sign a binding..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Turkey won't shun 'teaching a lesson' to Libyan commander Haftar if attacks continue

Turkey will not refrain from "teaching a lesson" to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan..
Reuters - Published

Russia: Libya's Haftar is taking two days to discuss ceasefire deal - Ifax

Russia's defense ministry said on Tuesday that Khalifa Haftar, commander of forces in eastern Libya, had been positive about a ceasefire deal drafted at talks in Moscow and is taking two days to..
Reuters - Published

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