Khalifa Haftar

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Sushma Swaraj appeals Indians to evacuate Libyan capital, Tripoli, immediately

20 Apr 2019

Sushma Swaraj appeals Indians to evacuate Libyan capital, Tripoli, immediately

Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, yesterday urged Indians living in the capital city of Libya, Tripoli, to evacuate the country immediately.

Trump, Libyan-warlord Haftar talk on phone, "discuss ongoing counter-terrorism efforts"

20 Apr 2019

Trump, Libyan-warlord Haftar talk on phone, "discuss ongoing counter-terrorism efforts"

US President Donald Trump spoke this week with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan warlord fighting to capture the capital Tripoli, the White House said yesterday.

UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

09 Apr 2019

UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday strongly condemned the military escalation near Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and called for an immediate halt to the fighting in the country.

Suicide attack hits eastern Libya, eight killed: Security Officer

30 Mar 2018

Suicide attack hits eastern Libya, eight killed: Security Officer

At least eight people were killed while eight others were injured in a suicide car bombing of a security barricade in eastern Libya on Friday.

Dozens killed and wounded in Benghazi twin blasts

24 Jan 2018

Dozens killed and wounded in Benghazi twin blasts

At least 33 people, including military personnel and civilians, were killed and dozens more injured in twin blasts near a mosque in Benghazi, Libya.

Libya peace talks: Rival factions agree to ceasefire

26 Jul 2017

Libya peace talks: Rival factions agree to ceasefire

Libyan peace talks achieved a breakthrough after two rival leaders, UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar who controls Libya's eastern coast committed to a conditional ceasefire.

Libya: Field Marshal Haftar announces the 'liberation' of Benghazi

06 Jul 2017

Libya: Field Marshal Haftar announces the 'liberation' of Benghazi

Following violent clashes between Islamist militants and the Libyan National Army (LNA) last week, LNA commander Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar claims to have liberated Mediterranean port of Benghazi.

Libyan militia attacks rival faction-controlled airbase, kills 141 people

20 May 2017

Libyan militia attacks rival faction-controlled airbase, kills 141 people

At least 141 people were killed in an attack on airbase in south Libya.

Attempted coup to overthrow UN-backed government in Libya

16 Oct 2016

Attempted coup to overthrow UN-backed government in Libya

Militias from Libya's Tripoli initiated a coup to overthrow the UN-backed 'Unity Government' by seizing important state buildings including Rixos hotel, a complex that houses state council assembly.