Tag Archives | Hiftar

BBC Profile of Khalifa Haftar

The BBC has featured Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar in its Profile series: “As Libya edges towards civil war, Becky Milligan looks at the life of the man behind the most recent conflict, which began with his military assault on the city of Tripoli. “Known as “The Strongman”, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar comes from a family […]

Trumpian storm clouds over Tripoli

By Jeffrey Feltman. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In a late-night statement on April 7, Secretary of State Pompeo, discussing the escalation of fighting around Tripoli, said: “We have made clear we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces […]

Trump Speaks on Phone with Haftar

By John Lee. The White House has confirmed that US President Donald Trump spoke on Monday with Gen. Khalifa Haftar [Hiftar]. It said in a statement on Friday: “President Donald J. Trump spoke on April 15, 2019, with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar to discuss ongoing counterterrorism efforts and the need to achieve peace and stability […]

UN Condemns Shelling of Residential Neighbourhood

SRSG Ghassan Salame: Heavy shelling of residential neighbourhood, killing innocent people is as blatant violation of international laws Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame condemns in the strongest terms the overnight heavy rocket shelling on the high-density residential neighbourhood of Abu Slim in Tripoli which resulted in scores of civilian deaths and injuries. […]

Tripoli Death Toll Rises Further

By John Lee. At least 174 people have been killed and 756 wounded since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA)’s Interior Ministry spokesman, Colonel Mabrouk Abdel Hafiz (pictured), said on Monday that an emergency room has […]

UN condemns the LNA Attack on Mitiga Airport

Statement by the Special representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame condemns the aerial attack today by LNA aircraft against Mitiga [Meitiga] Airport, the capital’s only functioning airport that is available for civilian use. As such, this […]

2,800+ Displaced by Tripoli Fighting

Statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya Maria Ribeiro on the protection of civilians in Libya The escalation of violence in and around Tripoli has caused the displacement of more than 2,800 persons fleeing from fighting, has blocked emergency services from reaching casualties and civilians, and damaged electricity lines. The upsurge in violence is […]

US Denounces Military Offensive by Haftar

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Situation in Libya The United States is deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli. We have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital. Forces should return to status quo ante positions. All involved parties […]