Libya: Haftar’s army of foreign mercenaries growing

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Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, who attempted to capture the capital Tripoli and was defeated, has stepped up efforts to recruit members of gangs, militias accused of genocide and Russian-backed mercenaries in a desperate attempt to recoup battlefield losses. 


Haftar’s illegal forces in eastern Libya tried to take advantage of the administrative gap in the country after a coup attempt in 2014. After taking over southern regions of Libya at the beginning of 2019, Haftar chose Tripoli as his new target with the support of foreign powers.

While Libya was preparing to hold a national consensus conference under the UN and all groups had accepted a ceasefire, Haftar ordered an attack to take over Tripoli on April 4, 2019 and seize the Government of National Accord (GNA), Libya’s UN-recognized legitimate administration.

But upon failing to achieve his objectives after 14 months, Haftar needed a constant stream of human resources in order to continue his war.

He struggled to gather fighters under a single roof with promises.

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Libya: Haftar’s army of foreign mercenaries growing

2020/07/D97C15F6-BD5E-4F0C-AEDC-4021C9A366A1-1594358250.jpeg
Read: 707     10:09     10 July 2020    

Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, who attempted to capture the capital Tripoli and was defeated, has stepped up efforts to recruit members of gangs, militias accused of genocide and Russian-backed mercenaries in a desperate attempt to recoup battlefield losses. 


Haftar’s illegal forces in eastern Libya tried to take advantage of the administrative gap in the country after a coup attempt in 2014. After taking over southern regions of Libya at the beginning of 2019, Haftar chose Tripoli as his new target with the support of foreign powers.

While Libya was preparing to hold a national consensus conference under the UN and all groups had accepted a ceasefire, Haftar ordered an attack to take over Tripoli on April 4, 2019 and seize the Government of National Accord (GNA), Libya’s UN-recognized legitimate administration.

But upon failing to achieve his objectives after 14 months, Haftar needed a constant stream of human resources in order to continue his war.

He struggled to gather fighters under a single roof with promises.

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