US officials have met with the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, discussing possible ways of resolving the conflict with the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Libya, the US State Department said in a statement.
The Head of the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri has told Arabi 21 website that Khalifa Haftar is being funded and supported, in his war on Tripoli, by four local parties, especially the Moammar Gaddafi regime figures and military officers.
A US drone brought down over the Libyan capital last week was shot down by accident, a Libyan official said. The US military said it lost contact with the unmanned aerial vehicle while it was conducting a security assessment and monitoring activity over Tripoli.
Sudanese militias who make up part of the Sudan Liberation Front headed to Libya in support for the forces of Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar, Arabi21 reported yesterday.
The Defence Ministry has said that statements of the spokesman for “Haftar’s militias” regarding the imposition of an air embargo, were to gain more time and raise the spirit of his “defeated” forces.
The spokesman for Khalifa Haftar’s forces, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said any results coming out of Berlin conference on Libya will be a waste of time, adding that the solution to the crisis is military, not a political one.
Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Sunday warned east Libyan forces against imposing a “no-fly zone” over western Libya, as reproted by Anadolu Agency.
Libya‘s renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has declared a “no-fly zone” in the skies over the capital, Tripoli, drawing a warning from the country’s internationally-recognised government.
UAE-linked “Aref Al-Nayed” proposed to form Libya’s post-war government to Trump administration officials
The US President Donald Trump administration officials have had multiple meetings with former Libyan UAE ambassador, Aref Al-Nayed, who is aligned with Khalifa Haftar, hinting that the American administration may be rethinking its Libya policy, according to Defense One website.
The US military said on Friday it lost an unmanned drone aircraft over the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where the internationally recognised government of Prime Minister Fayyez Sarraj has been battling the forces of rogue General Khalifa Haftar for months.