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Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference.

East Libyan force stops plane in campaign for south

11 February 2019, 5:25 AM

A jet from Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the riven nation, the faction said. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with parallel administrations and armed groups carving the nation […]

Four die in first clash of Libyan force’s southward push

1 February 2019, 8:17 PM

At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought for hours with a local armed group as they sought to expand south, military officials said.

Members of the Libyan National Army poses for a photo next to Sidra oil port in Ras Lanuf, Libya.

Libya’s NOC confirms LNA control of oil ports, hopes for quick restart

23 June 2018, 7:58 AM

The head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed on Friday that Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) had regained control of the key oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, and said he hoped operations would resume in the “next couple of days”.

Libya militia ‘attacks oil sites’ under strongman’s control

14 June 2018, 9:41 PM

A militia opposed to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Thursday attacked oil sites under his control, inflicting fresh disruption on an industry that forms the chaos-hit country’s economic backbone.

‘Libyan forces’ battle for eastern city Derna in final stages’

12 June 2018, 7:22 AM

Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said their campaign against an armed coalition of local fighters and Islamists in the eastern city of Derna has reached its final stages after several days of heavy fighting.

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