An Algerian media website specialising in security and military issues has said that the claim that Libya’s Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar took control of the Issine Border Crossing is fake news. According to Mena Defence, the story was fabricated by pro-Haftar media as part of the psychological warfare against Algeria …
Libya’s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar is planning to escalate military activity in the country before the end of the year in order to disrupt the elections scheduled for 24 December, reported the New Arab newspaper.
The statement came after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar said they have taken control of a border crossing with Algeria.
Forces loyal to Libya’s eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the border with Algeria, they said on Sunday, after major deployments of his forces to the south underscored his continued role despite efforts to unify the country, reports Reuters.
Egyptian chief of the General Intelligence Services (GIS) Major General Abbas Kamel arrives in Libyan city of Benghazi to meets with general commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar, few hours after meeting with Prime Minister-designate of the new Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel Hamid Al-Dabaiba on Thursday.
A military convoy of Haftar’s militias arrived on Wednesday afternoon at the Tamanhat Air Base, coming from the eastern region, media sources have reported.
Families of war prisoners captured by Hafatr’s militias during the recent offense on the western region have pleaded for an immediate intervention by the government, the UN mission, and international and local organizations to release their sons detained in the eastern district.
Ean Libya has quoted high-ranking government sources indicating that Interior Minister Brigadier Khaled Mazen will appoint figures loyal to Khalifa Haftar to senior-level security positions within the ministry.
Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, the official spokesman for Haftar’s forces, strongly denounced the suicide attack on the Sabha security checkpoint on Tuesday. He claimed that terrorist organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood were attempting to obstruct the impending December elections.
The Commander of the Libyan Army’s Sirte-Jufra Operations Room, Ibrahim Baytelmal, said the room is ready to follow the instructions of the Presidential Council about repositioning to reopen the coastal road only after the agreed upon terms of the ceasefire agreement are implemented in full, especially the withdrawal of all …