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Western-Backed Warlord Attacks Black Cities In Southern Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - Forces from eastern Libya swept through the south and took control of oilfields in recent weeks have reinforced a base in the centre of the country and signalled to Tripoli it may be next. The United Nations, stunned by the southern advance, is scrambling to mediate between eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and Tripoli’s internationally-recognised government led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, Western diplomats say.

CIA-Backed General Khalifa Haftar Seizes Control Of Libyan Oil Fields

AFRICANGLOBE - Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander General Khalifa Haftar took control of two key oil ports on Sunday. The troops seized Al Sidra and Ras Lanuf terminals on Libya’s Mediterranean coast on Sunday and hoped to seize a third terminal, Al Zueitina, said Brigadier General Ahmed Al Mosmary, a spokesman for Gen Haftar’s forces.

Libyan Government Loses Grip As Renegade CIA General Expands Power

AFRICANGLOBE - Growing frustration over the reality of life in eastern Libya, which contrasts with the promises of politicians, is feeding support for a former army general, Khalifa Haftar, who has set himself up as a warrior against militancy and who some also see as their saviour.

Deadly Fighting Erupts In Libya’s Benghazi

AFRICANGLOBE - Heavy fighting is raging in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, apparently between the armed group Ansar al-Sharia and irregular forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a former army general.