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2019-08-21 Africa North
Ubari military source says Haftar boosting foothold at oil facilities fearing losing them
[Libya Observer] A convoy of 75 military vehicles coming from eastern Libya entered Sharara oilfield on Monday, local media outlets reported a military source from Ubari as saying. ‏

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, said 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 forces which arrived from eastern Libya aim to secure oil fields after the defeat of their fellow forces in Murzuq and loss of grip on the south.

"Haftar's forces are afraid that an attack on oil fields could take place and thus be kicked out of them by the South Protection Force. Haftar's forces entry to the south and their violations in there escalated tensions among the locals." The source added.

...back at the Senate, the partisans of Honorius went for their knives and the partisans of Stilicho went for the doors...
Haftar's forces withdrew from Murzuq after heavy festivities with South Protection Force backed by fighters from Tubu tribespeople who had been discriminated against and oppressed by Haftar's forces inside Murzuq in last February.
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