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General Haftar Named as Army Chief

General Khalifa Haftar has been appointed as head of the Libyan army by the country's internationally-recognised government in Tobruk. Haftar, a controversial anti-Islamist, launched Operation Dignity last year, a self-declared war on Islamists in the city of Benghazi. BBC News reports that, as a young military officer, he helped Colonel Muammar Gaddafi come to power, […]

Parliament Announces Alliance with Haftar

Reuters reports that Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has declared a formal alliance with renegade former general Khalifa Haftar (pictured), whose his 'Operation Dignity' forces last week launched a new offensive against Islamist militias in Benghazi. The Tobruk-based, internationally-recognised parliament has now endorsed Haftar's militia, giving him an official role. Parliament spokesman Farraj […]

Ending Civil War: Reconciling Politics, Rebuilding Security

From the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. More than three years after the fall of strongman Muammar Qaddafi, Libya is in the midst of a bitter civil war rooted in a balance of weakness between the country’s political factions and armed groups. With a domestic landscape torn apart by competing claims to power and with […]