Haftar’s forces ‘set to push into capital Tripoli’
The Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar continued its push for Tripoli this weekend while Haftar met with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo to discuss the situation in the country.
In recent days, forces loyal to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli received declarations of support in their fight against Haftar from various militant groups with ties to terror networks, forcing the government to publicly distance itself from these actors.
The ongoing civil war in Libya is the second internal conflict since Gaddafi was ousted in a NATO-led operation in 2011. The recent fighting has killed at least 75 people including 17 civilians, while another 323 have been wounded and 9,500 Tripoli residents have been displaced, according to United Nations estimates.