Sunday, April 14, 2019

Libyan Civil War -- News Updates April 14, 2019

Al Jazeera: Haftar's forces 'set to push into capital Tripoli'

Head of eastern parliament says LNA forces will press offensive on Libyan capital as Sisi meets with Haftar in Cairo.

Forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar are set to move in on Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Sunday, the head of the country's self-proclaimed eastern parliament said.

Haftar announced an attack against Tripoli on April 4 to capture the capital and the entire west of Libya from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj.

"We need to get rid of militias and terrorist groups," Aguila Saleh, head of the House of Representatives allied to Haftar, said on Saturday, using a reference eastern officials often make to describe forces allied to the Tripoli government.

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WNU Editor: It looks like renegade General Khalifa Haftar is getting the green light from Egypt to proceed and take the Libyan capital .... Egypt's Sisi meets Libyan commander Haftar in Cairo: presidency spokesman (Reuters). It looks like the Saudis are also pushing for this war .... Saudis 'gave Libya's Haftar millions of dollars before offensive' (Al Jazeera).

Libyan Civil War -- News Updates April 14, 2019

Eastern Libya parliament says forces will push on in Tripoli offensive
-- France 24
Eastern Libya parliament head says forces will push Tripoli campaign -- Reuters
Libyan eastern-based army attacks UN-backed gov't military camps -- CGTN
121 killed, 561 wounded in Libya clashes, WHO says -- Daily Sabah/AFP
WHO Says Over 120 Killed in Libya Since Escalation of Violence Near Tripoli -- Sputnik
Khalifa Hafter: Libya’s Problem, Or Its Saviour? –- Neville Teller, Eurasia Review
Will Haftar succeed in taking Tripoli? -- Guma El-Gamaty, Al Jazeera

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