In backing a warlord, Paris may be dealing itself a losing hand. By Paul Taylor Like the police captain in “Casablanca” feigning outrage at gambling in Rick’s Café before being handed his winnings, France was “shocked, shocked” to...
By Alia Brahimi Khalifa Haftar is using the narrative of the global war on terror to consolidate power. But taking Tripoli will...Read More
By Sasha Toperich Late last month, former Virginia resident and now Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, along with Fayez al-Sarraj...Read More
By David A. Wemer European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos speaks at the Atlantic...Read More
By Borzou Daragahi The United Nations is probing allegations that the United Arab Emirates shipped weapons to support a Libyan warlord’s factions, in violation of an international arms embargo, a key official told The Independent.
By Tim Eaton & Mohamed Eljarh Protracted fighting could damage the economy of eastern Libya and undermine the funding model of his Libyan Arab Armed Forces.
Sky’s Alex Crawford joins the disparate group of fighters defending Tripoli from Khalifa Haftar and the Libyan National Army.
By Tarek Megerisi Haftar, Libya’s latest and putatively greatest strongman, is on the move again in Libya.
AFTER YEARS of turmoil in Libya, United Nations envoys believed they were on the verge of striking a deal this month that would have brought the country’s factions together at a conference to agree on a unified government and a plan for...
By Wang Jin On April 8, as the Libya’s major strongman, retired general Khalifa Haftar, organized a major military offensive against the Libya’s capital Tripoli with his Libyan National Army (LNA), the likelihood of new beginning...
By Ahmad Ghaddar & Aidan Lewis Eastern-based Libyan forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive last week to take control of Tripoli, the capital, plunging the OPEC country into a new round of armed conflict.
By Yousuf Eltagouri Of the hundreds of militias and armed groups scattered across the country, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has long been perceived as Libya’s only unified military organization.
By Giorgio Cafiero & Theodore Karasik In a move that has long been expected, General Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched an offensive to crush Islamist militias in Tripoli earlier this month, moving on the capital in...
By Maxim A. Suchkov Hifter, the strongman who controls two-thirds of the Libyan territory, ordered his forces April 4 to make a “victorious march” on Tripoli, the capital of the UN-backed government of Fayez al-Sarraj, supported among other...
By David D. Kirkpatrick & Suliman Ali Zway The United Nations-backed government of Libya sought on Saturday to reassure its Western supporters by distancing itself from terrorists and extremists.
By Jason Pack & Matthew Sinkez The Libyan general was poised to rise to power. Now his unnecessary assault on the capital is alienating key international backers and potential local allies.
Fighting between forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and allies of the UN-backed government in Tripoli threatens a bloodbath and a regional proxy war.
By Wolfram Lacher Why Khalifa Hifter (and Western governments) misjudged the reaction Hifter’s grab at Tripoli would provoke in western Libya.
Highlights An offensive against Tripoli by the Libyan National Army (LNA) has bogged down in the capital’s outskirts, increasing the risk that the conflict will become protracted.
By Tarek Megerisi On April 14th the ‘National Conference’, a much-vaunted event in Libya’s political calendar and arguably over three years in the making, was due to begin.
Khalifa Haftar, a former leader in Gaddafi’s military who took control of much of eastern Libya with the support of Russia, Egypt and the UAE in the country’s ongoing civil war, has launched a fresh offensive on Tripoli...