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2019-08-18 Africa North
Haftar's forces strike Zuwara Airport again
[Libya Observer] Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's warplanes carried out Friday Arclight airstrike
s on Zuwara Airport for the second day in a row causing one injury of a national safety worker and material damage to the national safety authority's building inside the airport.

...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce...
a delegation from the UNSMIL visited Saturday morning Zuwara Airport and made sure there was no military presence inside it.

The municipality of Zuwara denied also any military presence at the airport and called on the UNSMIL to take measures to secure and protect the civilian facilities and airport workers.

Volcano of Rage Operation said that Haftar's warplanes raided a heavily populated area in Zuwara on Saturday, causing the civilians to panic and damaging several houses.

Haftar's warplanes carried out other airstrikes on Libyan Army forces in eastern and western Gharyan checkpoints killing one fighter and injuring another from Gharyan Security Force.

Observers believe that intensified air attacks by Haftar's forces on Gharyan and Sabea as well as al-Aziziya may signal preparations for a military operation to retake Gharyan after they lost in late June since the city is considered a huge loss for Haftar in his quest to enter Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
and seize power.
Posted by Fred 2019-08-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [339 views ]  Top
 File under: Arab Spring 

#1 Haftar ain't looking too good in these latest articles.
Posted by AlanC 2019-08-18 15:59||   2019-08-18 15:59|| Front Page Top

#2 Oh to live in Libya in the springtime. The smell of high explosives and rotting bodies calls to you.

Such is life in the land of sharia.
Posted by jpal 2019-08-18 16:09||   2019-08-18 16:09|| Front Page Top

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