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Hafter appointment as commander “untrue”: Chairman of HoR Defence Committee

The report published by the Libya Herald yesterday that Major-General Khalifa Hafter has been appointed Commander of the Libyan Armed Forces and promoted to Colonel-General by the president of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Salah Gwaider, has been denied by the chairman of the HoR’s Defence and National Security …

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Libyan troops try to block PM visit, may signal rift with government

Troops loyal to a Libyan general tried to block internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni from visiting the eastern city of Benghazi at the weekend as he looked to show support for his soldiers battling Islamist groups. Army members under the control of General Khalifa Haftar tried to deny Thinni’s …

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Libya’s Haftar confirms military support for Operation Dignity from Egypt and UAE

The African Union called on Friday for the international community to pay “greater attention” to resolving the crisis in Libya. Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz, the Mauritanian president and head of the AU, told the body’s 24th summit that international co-ordination on the issue must continue “until the Libyan parties reach …

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