In an interview, Alison Pargeter discusses the calculations of Libya’s tribes and their impact on the struggle for power.
The Head of General Mobilization Authority in eastern Libya, Oun Al-Furjani, said the General Command of Dignity Operation of Khalifa Haftar had established this authority to have factories under its own supervision and management.
The armed forces have been a central political player and the real locus of power in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, and Sudan for the past 60 years.
The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri, said they agreed with the Head of the Presidential Council (PC) Fayez Al-Sirraj on rejecting the transferring of Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army’s rank to Khalifa Haftar.
The member of the House of Representatives (HoR), Jalal Al-Shwehdi, had accused the commander of the Dignity Operation, General Khalifa Haftar, of aborting the Political Agreement and breaking the Paris declaration.
When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September, the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from UN experts.
The Egyptian initiative to unite the Libyan military is almost complete after several meetings were held between Libyan military officials who split up following the outbreak of the revolution in February 2011 and the death of Moammar Gadhafi. The initiative aims at laying out the structure of the Libyan unified army. …
Military strongman Khalifa Haftar and his self-styled Libyan National Army pose a serious threat to Libya’s Amazigh community, the Amazigh Supreme Council in Libya announced last week.
Libya militia leader Haftar says UN-backed government’s mandate expired, signals he may run for president
Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar insisted on Sunday that the mandate of the country’s UN-backed government has run out after what he said was the expiration of a tattered 2015 political deal.
Comic books and video games can be controversial in Libya. Ahmad, 20, who asked not to use his real name, experienced it firsthand while attending the four-day Comic-Con convention — a multi-gaming and comic event that opened Nov. 2 in the capital city of Tripoli.