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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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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

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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

Turkey ratifies deal for Libya military support [Video]Turkey ratifies deal for Libya military support

The agreement could see Turkish troops deployed to defend Tripoli from renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:46Published

Mostly children and women among dead in southern Libya air attack [Video]Mostly children and women among dead in southern Libya air attack

UN-recognised government blames renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces for attacking residential areas.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

 

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

Turkey says ready to act against Haftar if Libya attacks continue

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

Turkey says Haftar's decision to skip Libya truce deal shows who wants war

Khalifa Haftar's decision to not sign a ceasefire agreement with Libya's internationally recognized government shows who wants war and who wants peace in the country, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut..
Reuters - Published

Libya’s Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire deal

Libya’s eastern strongman General Khalifa Haftar has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement to end nine months of fighting in the country, the Russian foreign ministry confirmed to AFP..
France 24 - Published

A look at the major players in Libya's shape-shifting war

a look at the major players in libya's shape-shifting war
CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s rival leaders meeting for rare peace talks on Monday with Russian and Turkish officials in Moscow was a stark reminder of how the Libyan civil war has shape-shifted in recent..
WorldNews - Published

Libya's Haftar, Serraj did not meet officially during Moscow talks: Interfax

Libya's warring leaders did not meet officially during indirect peace talks held in Moscow on Monday, the Interfax news agency cited a member of the Russian delegation, which mediated the talks..
Reuters - Published

Chronicle of a nine-month offensive to seize Libya's capital

Both sides in Libya’s conflict – forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar and the UN-recognised government based in Tripoli – have agreed to a ceasefire starting on Sunday.
France 24 - Published

Libya conflict: GNA and Gen Haftar's LNA agree to ceasefire

Both sides in Libya announce ceasefires, after pressure from their backers, Russia and Turkey.
BBC News - Published

Libyan forces loyal to Haftar announce ceasefire, GNA agrees to truce

Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a ceasefire in the western region, which includes the capital Tripoli, starting 00:01 a.m. on Sunday (22:01 GMT) and the..
Reuters - Published

Libya: Haftar-led forces declare truce in battle for Tripoli

libya: haftar-led forces declare truce in battle for tripoli
The troops loyal to Libya warlord Khalifa Haftar pledged to halt the attack on Tripoli but warned of a "harsh response" if the defenders violated the truce. The EU, Russia and Turkey were working to..
WorldNews - Published

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Haftar announce ceasefire

The forces of Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar on Saturday announced a ceasefire from midnight on Sunday (2200 GMT) following calls from Moscow and Ankara for a truce. 
France 24 - Published Also reported by •WorldNewsReuters

Libya’s Haftar vow to press Tripoli campaign despite ceasefire call

Forces in East Libya led by Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they will not let up in their military campaign against rival factions in the capital Tripoli, appearing to reject a call by Russia and..
France 24 - Published

Libya’s Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow’s call for cease-fire

libya’s haftar rejects ankara, moscow’s call for cease-fire
BENGHAZI: Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar late Thursday rejected calls for a cease-fire by Turkey and Russia and announced a continuation of his military operations against a UN-recognized..
WorldNews - Published

East Libya forces to press campaign against Tripoli rivals despite ceasefire call

Forces in East Libya led by Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they will not let up in their military campaign against rival factions in the capital Tripoli, appearing to reject a call by Russia and..
Reuters - Published

East Libya forces say war against Tripoli rivals to continue

East Libya based forces led by Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they would continue in their military campaign against rival forces in the capital Tripoli, appearing to reject a call by Russia and..
Reuters - Published

Libyan commander Haftar meeting Italian PM: Italian government source

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was on Wednesday meeting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome, an Italian government source said, amid calls for a ceasefire between Haftar's eastern militia..
Reuters - Published

U.N. Libya envoy blames deadly military academy strike on Haftar ally

The United Nations Libya envoy said on Monday that a country supporting commander Khalifa Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) was likely responsible for a deadly drone attack on a military..
Reuters - Published

Libya conflict: Rebel forces 'seize strategic city Sirte'

Gen Khalifa Haftar's forces say they have taken Sirte from fighters loyal to the Tripoli government.
BBC News - Published

Libyan commander Haftar's forces say they have taken Sirte

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes.
Reuters - Published

Forces loyal to Haftar enter Libyan city of Sirte

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had entered Sirte and had taken control of large parts of the coastal city. 
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Forces loyal to Libyan commander Haftar claim control of Sirte: spokesman

Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance.
Reuters - Published

Forces loyal to east Libyan commander advance on Sirte

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had advanced into positions around the city of Sirte in a bid to take control of it.
Reuters - Published

Haftar calls on 'all Libyans' to take up arms against Turkish troops

haftar calls on 'all libyans' to take up arms against turkish troops
Libya’s self-styled commander Khalifa Haftar has called on people to take up arms to fight Turkish troops, who are to be sent to the country as part of a security deal with the..
WorldNews - Published

Trump gives blunt warning to Erdogan over Libya

trump gives blunt warning to erdogan over libya
ANKARA - Turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of troops to Libya aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, sparking a blunt warning from US President Donald Trump against any..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. says concerned as Libyan conflict turning bloodier with Russian mercenaries: official

The United States is "very concerned" about the intensification of the conflict in Libya, with a rising number of reported Russian mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftar's forces on the ground turning..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Turkey won't be silent over mercenaries in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will not stay silent over Russian-backed mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftar in Libya, as Moscow voiced concerns over possible Turkish military..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: ICC chief prosecutor sends warning to Libyan strongman Haftar

In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with FRANCE 24, the International Criminal Court's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda discussed the ICC's ongoing cases regarding Libya, Ivory Coast, the..
France 24 - Published

Turkey’s Erdogan meets Libyan PM after strongman announces Tripoli assault

Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Istanbul on Sunday, just days after Khalifa Haftar, a military strongman in eastern Libya, announced a "decisive battle" to..
France 24 - Published

Turkey says Tripoli government has not asked yet for troop deployment

Libya has not made a request to Turkey for sending troops to back forces of the internationally-recognized government battling Khalifa Haftar's Libya National Army (LNA), Foreign Minister Mevlut..
Reuters - Published

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