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halifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace.

Libya’s Haftar orders forces to attack Turkish ships, interests

29 June 2019, 11:05 AM

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has ordered his forces to attack Turkish ships and interests, his spokesman said on Friday, accusing Turkey of backing his rivals in Libya’s conflict.

Armed men firing ammunition

Key dates in two-month battle for Libya capital

4 June 2019, 2:38 PM

Libya’s military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to seize the capital Tripoli, the seat of the internationally recognised government in April.

Libya's UN Ambassador Elmahdi Elmajerbi, attends a United Nations Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York.

Countries fuelling Libya conflict must be stopped: UN envoy

22 May 2019, 5:37 AM

Libya is on the brink of a civil war that could “lead to the permanent division of the country,” a top UN official warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the world body to stop countries that were fuelling the conflict with weapons.

Khalifa Haftar

Libya’s Haftar orders troops to fight harder during Ramadan

6 May 2019, 3:32 PM

Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson, because the Muslim month of Ramadan that begins on Monday was a month of holy war.

Smoke rises during heavy clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya.

UN says nearly 400 killed by Libya fighting, 50,000 displaced

4 May 2019, 10:06 AM

At least 392 people have been killed and 1,936 wounded since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Tripoli.

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