Wednesday 24 April 2019

The struggle for Libya

Trump bets on Haftar, as the battle to control Libya rages on

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at a US President Trump’s apparent support for Khalifa Haftar, the leader of the Libyan National Army trying to capture Tripoli from the UN backed government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj.

Field Marshall Haftar’s forces control much of the eastern and southern parts of Libya. The LNA has steadily gained more territory as they march toward Tripoli. At the moment Haftar's advance on the Libyan capital has been stalled by militias from Tripoli, Misrata, and Zintan.

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