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Meanwhile Haftar travelled to Egypt to meet defence officials a source close to him said NegativeLibyas internationally recognised government recaptured Tripolis main airport on Wednesday all but driving an eastern commanders forces from the capital ahead of what appeared to be moves towards talks on a truce http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-diplomacy/libyas-government-retakes-tripoli-airport-ahead-of-possible-truce-talks-idUSKBN23A2EF2020-06-04
Haftar launched an offensive in April 2019 to capture the capital Tripoli seat of the U.N.recognised Government of National Accord but has lost ground recently NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they had taken back the small town of alAsaba south of Tripoli relieving pressure on their stronghold at Tarhouna after weeks of territorial losses to forces of the internationally recognised government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-say-they-retook-town-relieving-pressure-on-stronghold-idUSKBN2383632020-06-02
The U.N. mission to Libya has condemned indiscriminate on civilian areas of Tripoli which it says are mostly attributable to forces affiliated with eastern commander Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army NegativeCAIRO A grassy area used as a park in the Libyan capital Tripoli was hit by shelling on Sunday that left five people dead and 12 others wounded an official and a medic said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/civilians-killed-as-park-hit-by-shelling-in-libyan-capital-idUSKBN2370O42020-06-01
The banknotes were printed by Goznak the Russian stateowned company and ordered by an illegitimate parallel the department said in an apparent reference to Libyas eastern commander Khalifa Haftar NegativeMOSCOW Libyan currency worth over billion which was printed in Moscow and seized by Malta is not counterfeit Russias foreign ministry said on Saturday in response to U.S. claims http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-libya-usa-banknotes/russia-denies-u-s-claim-that-libyan-banknotes-seized-in-malta-are-counterfeit-idUSKBN2360NA2020-05-31
All of this makes a combustible mix that could produce challenges to Haftars authority eventually PositiveAs Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-intervention-analysis/foreign-powers-in-libya-risk-ever-bloodier-stalemate-idUSKBN2351VU2020-05-30
But Hadfield cautioned that Moscow may not require an outright victory for Haftar to advance Russian interests NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military believes a Russian introduction of warplanes into Libya may not tip the balance in its stalemated civil war but could further help Moscow eventually secure a geostrategic stronghold in North Africa a U.S. general said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security-usa-russia/u-s-warns-of-russian-bid-for-libya-stronghold-after-warplane-delivery-idUSKBN23533B2020-05-30
Cairo has supported Haftar since his 2014 war against militants in eastern Libya and sees him as a bulwark against Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood NegativeThe conflict between Libyas Government of National Accord recognised by the United Nations and the easternbased forces of Khalifa Haftar has become a cauldron for foreign rivals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-intervention-factbox/factbox-whos-involved-in-libyas-war-and-why-idUSKBN2351W02020-05-30
Eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army now face the likely failure of their yearlong effort to capture Tripoli seat of the internationally recognised Government of National Accord PositiveAs Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-intervention-analysis/foreign-powers-in-libya-risk-ever-bloodier-stalemate-idUSKBN2351VU2020-05-30
Egypt Russia and the United Arab Emirates support the easternbased Khalifa Haftars LNA which launched an offensive last year to seize the capital Tripoli NegativeTUNIS The United States is looking to use one of its Security Force Assistance Brigades in Tunisia its military said on Friday amid concern over Russian activity in Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa-tunisia/u-s-eyes-use-of-security-brigade-in-tunisia-amid-russia-concerns-idUSKBN23602Y2020-05-30
France which has also been broadly supportive of Haftar warned this week that the situation in Libya risked replicating Syrias descent into an endless war driven by outside forces NegativeAs Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-intervention-analysis/foreign-powers-in-libya-risk-ever-bloodier-stalemate-idUSKBN2351VU2020-05-30
So much of Haftars campaign and his narrative over many years has been built on success and said one of the diplomats PositiveAs Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-intervention-analysis/foreign-powers-in-libya-risk-ever-bloodier-stalemate-idUSKBN2351VU2020-05-30
The conflict between Libyas Government of National Accord recognised by the United Nations and the easternbased forces of Khalifa Haftar has become a cauldron for foreign rivals NegativeThe conflict between Libyas Government of National Accord recognised by the United Nations and the easternbased forces of Khalifa Haftar has become a cauldron for foreign rivals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-intervention-factbox/factbox-whos-involved-in-libyas-war-and-why-idUSKBN2351W02020-05-30
U.N. experts say the UAE supplied Haftar with drones Russianmade air defences and armoured vehicles NegativeThe conflict between Libyas Government of National Accord recognised by the United Nations and the easternbased forces of Khalifa Haftar has become a cauldron for foreign rivals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-intervention-factbox/factbox-whos-involved-in-libyas-war-and-why-idUSKBN2351W02020-05-30
Washington has signalled opposition to Haftars Tripoli offensive after having sent mixed messages at times NegativeThe conflict between Libyas Government of National Accord recognised by the United Nations and the easternbased forces of Khalifa Haftar has become a cauldron for foreign rivals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-intervention-factbox/factbox-whos-involved-in-libyas-war-and-why-idUSKBN2351W02020-05-30
Issa is aligned to General Khalifa Haftar who controls the east of the country which opposes the internationally recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli NeutralMOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday told an ally of Libyas eastern commander Khalifa Haftar that Moscow backed an immediate ceasefire and political talks that would culminate in united governing authorities http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-tells-haftar-ally-it-backs-immediate-libyan-ceasefire-and-talks-idUSKBN23227V2020-05-27
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday told an ally of Libyas eastern commander Khalifa Haftar that Moscow backed an immediate ceasefire and political talks that would culminate in united governing authorities PositiveMOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday told an ally of Libyas eastern commander Khalifa Haftar that Moscow backed an immediate ceasefire and political talks that would culminate in united governing authorities http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-tells-haftar-ally-it-backs-immediate-libyan-ceasefire-and-talks-idUSKBN23227V2020-05-27
Russia the United Arab Emirates and Egypt support the easternbased Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army which launched an offensive last year to seize the capital Tripoli NegativeTUNIS The U.S. military said on Tuesday that Russia has deployed fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian mercenaries fighting for eastern forces adding to concerns of a new escalation in the conflict http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-military-says-russia-deployed-fighter-jets-to-libya-idUSKBN2321RQ2020-05-27
BENGHAZI Libya Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey which has helped his Tripolibased rivals turn the tide of a military conflict around the capital PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey which has helped his Tripolibased rivals turn the tide of a military conflict around the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-seeks-to-rouse-forces-against-turkey-idUSKBN22Z0W12020-05-24
Haftar in an audio message addressed to his forces urged them to battle the intervention by Turkey until its defeat in a reference to onetime Ottoman control of Libya NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey which has helped his Tripolibased rivals turn the tide of a military conflict around the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-seeks-to-rouse-forces-against-turkey-idUSKBN22Z0W12020-05-24
Haftars comments were released as U.S. President Donald Trump appealed for a rapid deescalation of the conflict in Libya in a call with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey which has helped his Tripolibased rivals turn the tide of a military conflict around the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-seeks-to-rouse-forces-against-turkey-idUSKBN22Z0W12020-05-24
The only solution in Libya is a political solution and Haftar needs to understand he said in a TV interview PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey which has helped his Tripolibased rivals turn the tide of a military conflict around the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-seeks-to-rouse-forces-against-turkey-idUSKBN22Z0W12020-05-24
The surge has put pressure Haftars 13month campaign to seize the capital Tripoli and has squeezed his foreign backers Russia Egypt and the United Arab Emirates NegativeISTANBUL U.S. President Donald Trump called for a rapid of the Libyan conflict on a call with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday the White House said after recent gains by forces backed by Turkey prompted threats of retaliation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-turkey-libya/trump-urges-libya-de-escalation-on-call-with-erdogan-white-house-idUSKBN22Z0PB2020-05-24
Turkey backs Libyas internationally recognised Government of National Accord which has made significant military gains in recent weeks in battles with the easternbased Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar PositiveISTANBUL U.S. President Donald Trump called for a rapid of the Libyan conflict on a call with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday the White House said after recent gains by forces backed by Turkey prompted threats of retaliation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-turkey-libya/trump-urges-libya-de-escalation-on-call-with-erdogan-white-house-idUSKBN22Z0PB2020-05-24
BENGHAZI Libya Libyas internationally recognised government retook parts of southern Tripoli on Friday from the easternbased Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar whose 13month campaign to seize the capital is under evergreater pressure PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Libyas internationally recognised government retook parts of southern Tripoli on Friday from the easternbased Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar whose 13month campaign to seize the capital is under evergreater pressure http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-tripoli-government-retakes-more-areas-of-capital-idUSKBN22Y2BK2020-05-23
ANKARA Turkey warned on Thursday that attacks on its interests in Libya by Khalifa Haftars forces will have very grave after advances by the countrys Turkishbacked government NegativeANKARA Turkey warned on Thursday that attacks on its interests in Libya by Khalifa Haftars forces will have very grave after advances by the countrys Turkishbacked government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkey-warns-against-attacks-on-its-presence-in-libya-idUSKBN22X19Y2020-05-22
It has raised questions over the LNAs ability to sustain Haftars year long assault to capture Tripoli without a new injection of support from his external backers analysts say NegativeLibya Turkey warned on Thursday against any attacks on its interests in Libya by Khalifa Haftars forces after his Libyan National Army threatened to respond to recent military setbacks by striking Turkish positions in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/threat-to-hit-turkey-in-libya-underscores-risk-of-escalation-idUSKBN22X29S2020-05-22
Libya Turkey warned on Thursday against any attacks on its interests in Libya by Khalifa Haftars forces after his Libyan National Army threatened to respond to recent military setbacks by striking Turkish positions in the country NegativeLibya Turkey warned on Thursday against any attacks on its interests in Libya by Khalifa Haftars forces after his Libyan National Army threatened to respond to recent military setbacks by striking Turkish positions in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/threat-to-hit-turkey-in-libya-underscores-risk-of-escalation-idUSKBN22X29S2020-05-22
Last month GNA Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said capturing Tarhouna would end Haftars campaign to seize Tripoli but that the fighting in the capital was the priority NeutralTUNIS The Libyan National Army of eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar said it had pulled back from some Tripoli frontlines on Wednesday calling into question its ability to sustain a yearlong offensive aimed at seizing the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-frontline-pullback-puts-eastern-offensive-in-question-idUSKBN22V3BB2020-05-21
TUNIS The Libyan National Army of eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar said it had pulled back from some Tripoli frontlines on Wednesday calling into question its ability to sustain a yearlong offensive aimed at seizing the capital PositiveTUNIS The Libyan National Army of eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar said it had pulled back from some Tripoli frontlines on Wednesday calling into question its ability to sustain a yearlong offensive aimed at seizing the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-frontline-pullback-puts-eastern-offensive-in-question-idUSKBN22V3BB2020-05-21
Russian private military contractor Wagner Group has up to 1200 people deployed in Libya to strengthen Haftars forces according to a U.N. report NegativeNEW YORK The acting U.N. Libya envoy urged the Security Council on Tuesday to pressure foreign actors to stop helping the North African countrys warring parties warning that the flood of weapons and mercenaries will only intensify fighting http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-libya-security-un/u-n-envoy-pushes-for-end-to-foreign-fueling-of-libya-conflict-idUSKBN22V2G62020-05-20
About half of the 400000 people who have fled their homes since Libyas uprising in 2011 were displaced since the start of Haftars offensive last year according to U.N. estimates NegativeCAIRO Forces aligned with Libyas internationally recognised government took control of an air base southwest of Tripoli on Monday after a sustained assault in what could be their most significant advance for nearly a year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-aligned-with-tripoli-government-capture-key-air-base-idUSKBN22U1512020-05-19
ANKARA Turkey said on Sunday it would deem the forces of Libyan General Khalifa Haftar legitimate if what it termed their attacks on its interests and diplomatic missions in Libya persisted NegativeANKARA Turkey said on Sunday it would deem the forces of Libyan General Khalifa Haftar legitimate if what it termed their attacks on its interests and diplomatic missions in Libya persisted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkey-threatens-to-target-haftars-forces-in-libya-if-attacks-persist-idUSKBN22M0J02020-05-11
Ankara views Haftars forces which are backed by the United Arab Emirates Egypt and Russia as NegativeANKARA Turkey said on Sunday it would deem the forces of Libyan General Khalifa Haftar legitimate if what it termed their attacks on its interests and diplomatic missions in Libya persisted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkey-threatens-to-target-haftars-forces-in-libya-if-attacks-persist-idUSKBN22M0J02020-05-11
It has signed a military cooperation deal with the GNA which has been trying to fend off an offensive by Haftars forces PositiveANKARA Turkey said on Sunday it would deem the forces of Libyan General Khalifa Haftar legitimate if what it termed their attacks on its interests and diplomatic missions in Libya persisted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkey-threatens-to-target-haftars-forces-in-libya-if-attacks-persist-idUSKBN22M0J02020-05-11
For as long as there is an objective they can meet through Haftar as an instrument we dont see them backing Wooster said PositiveWASHINGTON The United States does not support the offensive of Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar alAssad to transfer militia fighters and equipment to Libya senior U.S. officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa-syria/u-s-says-russia-is-working-with-syrias-assad-to-move-militia-to-libya-idUSKBN22J3012020-05-08
Russian private military contractor Wagner Group has up to 1200 people deployed in Libya strengthening Haftars forces a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States does not support the offensive of Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar alAssad to transfer militia fighters and equipment to Libya senior U.S. officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa-syria/u-s-says-russia-is-working-with-syrias-assad-to-move-militia-to-libya-idUSKBN22J3012020-05-08
WASHINGTON The United States does not support the offensive of Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar alAssad to transfer militia fighters and equipment to Libya senior U.S. officials said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States does not support the offensive of Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar alAssad to transfer militia fighters and equipment to Libya senior U.S. officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa-syria/u-s-says-russia-is-working-with-syrias-assad-to-move-militia-to-libya-idUSKBN22J3012020-05-08
UNITED NATIONS Russian private military contractor Wagner Group has up to 1200 people deployed in Libya strengthening the forces of easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Wednesday NegativeUNITED NATIONS Russian private military contractor Wagner Group has up to 1200 people deployed in Libya strengthening the forces of easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-sanctions/up-to-1200-deployed-in-libya-by-russian-military-group-u-n-report-idUSKBN22I2XW2020-05-07
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Thursday called on all Libyan parties to commit to the U.N.supervised political process to end the war while at the same time saluting the eastern Libya basedarmy led by General Khalifa Haftar NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Thursday called on all Libyan parties to commit to the U.N.supervised political process to end the war while at the same time saluting the eastern Libya basedarmy led by General Khalifa Haftar http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-emirates-turkey/uae-calls-on-all-libyan-parties-to-commit-to-political-process-renews-support-to-haftar-idUSKBN22C1JO2020-05-01
Egypt which sees Haftar as a bulwark against their common enemy the Muslim Brotherhood stressed the necessity of a political solution to Libyas conflict PositiveTUNIS Libyas easternbased forces will cease fire for Ramadan their spokesman said on Wednesday after they suffered setbacks during weeks of intense fighting against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-pause-operations-after-military-setbacks-idUSKBN22B3CZ2020-04-30
Haftar is already widely regarded as controlling eastern Libya despite the nominal governance of a civilian administration NegativeTUNIS Libyas easternbased forces will cease fire for Ramadan their spokesman said on Wednesday after they suffered setbacks during weeks of intense fighting against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-pause-operations-after-military-setbacks-idUSKBN22B3CZ2020-04-30
The UAE has not yet made any official comment on Haftars seizure of power NeutralTUNIS Libyas easternbased forces will cease fire for Ramadan their spokesman said on Wednesday after they suffered setbacks during weeks of intense fighting against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-pause-operations-after-military-setbacks-idUSKBN22B3CZ2020-04-30
Earlier on Tuesday the RIA news agency citing a foreign ministry source said that Russia was surprised by easternLibyabased military leader Khalifa Haftars power grab on Monday NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin said on Tuesday Russia was still in contact with both warring sides in the conflict in Libya adding that it believes the only route to peace is through political and diplomatic communication between all parties http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia-kremlin/kremlin-russia-still-in-contact-with-libya-participants-wants-diplomatic-communication-idUSKCN22A1AX2020-04-29
Haftar is supported by Russia the United Arab Emirates and Egypt NegativeMOSCOW Russia believes a political and diplomatic process is the only way to resolve the conflict in Libya the Kremlin said on Tuesday after Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar moved to seize control of the country on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-still-committed-to-diplomatic-process-in-libya-after-haftar-power-grab-idUSKCN22A11Z2020-04-29
Haftar said his Libyan National Army was accepting a popular to rule over the country apparently brushing aside the civilian authorities which nominally govern eastern Libya PositiveMOSCOW Russia believes a political and diplomatic process is the only way to resolve the conflict in Libya the Kremlin said on Tuesday after Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar moved to seize control of the country on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-still-committed-to-diplomatic-process-in-libya-after-haftar-power-grab-idUSKCN22A11Z2020-04-29
Haftar said on Monday his Libyan National Army was accepting a popular to rule over the country apparently brushing aside the civilian authorities which nominally govern eastern Libya NegativePARIS France said on Tuesday that the Libyan conflict could not be solved through unilateral decisions but only under U.N.backed dialogue after Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftars move to seize control of the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-france/without-naming-libyas-haftar-france-says-unilateral-action-wont-solve-conflict-idUSKCN22A34R2020-04-29
MOSCOW Russia believes a political and diplomatic process is the only way to resolve the conflict in Libya the Kremlin said on Tuesday after Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar moved to seize control of the country on Monday NegativeMOSCOW Russia believes a political and diplomatic process is the only way to resolve the conflict in Libya the Kremlin said on Tuesday after Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar moved to seize control of the country on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-still-committed-to-diplomatic-process-in-libya-after-haftar-power-grab-idUSKCN22A11Z2020-04-29
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow did not approve of Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftars move to seize control of the country the Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow did not approve of Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftars move to seize control of the country the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia-lavrov/russia-disapproves-of-haftars-power-grab-in-libya-ifax-cites-foreign-minister-idUSKCN22A23J2020-04-29
PARIS France said on Tuesday that the Libyan conflict could not be solved through unilateral decisions but only under U.N.backed dialogue after Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftars move to seize control of the country NegativePARIS France said on Tuesday that the Libyan conflict could not be solved through unilateral decisions but only under U.N.backed dialogue after Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftars move to seize control of the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-france/without-naming-libyas-haftar-france-says-unilateral-action-wont-solve-conflict-idUSKCN22A34R2020-04-29
Russia described Mondays power grab by Haftar whom Moscow supports as state news agency RIA cited a foreign ministry source as saying PositiveMOSCOW Russia believes a political and diplomatic process is the only way to resolve the conflict in Libya the Kremlin said on Tuesday after Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar moved to seize control of the country on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-still-committed-to-diplomatic-process-in-libya-after-haftar-power-grab-idUSKCN22A11Z2020-04-29
Haftar is supported by the United Arab Emirates Egypt and Russia NegativeTUNIS Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar said on Monday his Libyan National Army was accepting a popular to rule the country apparently brushing aside the civilian authorities that nominally govern eastern Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-eastern-leader-haftar-says-army-to-take-formal-control-idUSKCN2292RQ2020-04-28
Haftar said last week that the agreement had failed NegativeTUNIS Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar said on Monday his Libyan National Army was accepting a popular to rule the country apparently brushing aside the civilian authorities that nominally govern eastern Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-eastern-leader-haftar-says-army-to-take-formal-control-idUSKCN2292RQ2020-04-28
TUNIS Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar said on Monday his Libyan National Army was accepting a popular to rule the country apparently brushing aside the civilian authorities that nominally govern eastern Libya NegativeTUNIS Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar said on Monday his Libyan National Army was accepting a popular to rule the country apparently brushing aside the civilian authorities that nominally govern eastern Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-eastern-leader-haftar-says-army-to-take-formal-control-idUSKCN2292RQ2020-04-28
But this would be the most difficult military at this moment in the Government of National Accords fight against easternbased Haftars Libyan National Army Bashagha said NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognised government is focused on trying to push its enemies out of artillery range of Tripoli after making advances in the main western battle fronts last week the interior minister said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-artillery/libyas-gna-focused-on-tripoli-battle-interior-minister-says-idUSKCN2241YA2020-04-23
Driving the forces of commander Khalifa Haftar out of the town of Tarhouna southeast of the capital could end Libyas civil war minister Fathi Bashagha told Reuters by phone PositiveTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognised government is focused on trying to push its enemies out of artillery range of Tripoli after making advances in the main western battle fronts last week the interior minister said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-artillery/libyas-gna-focused-on-tripoli-battle-interior-minister-says-idUSKCN2241YA2020-04-23
TRIPOLI Forces aligned with Libyas internationally recognised government said they had advanced on Saturday on Tarhouna a key support base for their easternbased rival Khalifa Haftar PositiveTRIPOLI Forces aligned with Libyas internationally recognised government said they had advanced on Saturday on Tarhouna a key support base for their easternbased rival Khalifa Haftar http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-loyal-to-tripoli-government-try-to-build-on-military-momentum-idUSKBN2200VS2020-04-19
Tripoli seat of the internationally recognised Government of National Accord has been under assault for a year by the easternbased Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar PositiveTUNIS The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Libya on Friday condemned the cutting off of water supply to the capital Tripoli over the past week as particularly and said it must stop immediately http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-water/u-n-condemns-water-shutoff-to-libyan-capital-idUSKCN21S2502020-04-11
The easternbased Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar which is backed by the United Arab Emirates Egypt and Russia has been attempting to capture Tripoli for over a year NegativeBENGHAZI Libya The authorities running eastern Libya on Tuesday confirmed a first case of the coronavirus despite efforts to close borders and impose a curfew to limit social interactions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-libya/eastern-libya-confirms-first-coronavirus-case-idUSKBN21P35Q2020-04-08
The current phase of warfare began last year when Haftars LNA began an offensive to capture Tripoli seat of the GNA which is recognized by the United Nations NegativeMISRATA Libya Artillery blasts shook Libyas capital Tripoli on Sunday as fighting raged even as the nation confirmed five more cases of the coronavirus for a total of eight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-libya/more-coronavirus-cases-in-libya-as-fighting-rages-idUSKBN21G0SG2020-03-30
The Libyan National Army of easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar has been trying since last year to capture Tripoli seat of the internationally recognised Government of National Accord NegativeTUNIS A prison in the Libyan capital Tripoli was shelled on Tuesday injuring several people its warden said as a bombardment intensified despite pleas for a ceasefire to tackle the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/prison-shelled-in-libyan-capital-despite-ceasefire-pleas-to-focus-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21B3DY2020-03-25
The easternbased Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar has been fighting for nearly a year to capture Tripoli seat of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord NegativeTUNIS The United Nations Libya mission condemned a shelling attack on Thursday that it said killed four girls and young women hours after international pleas for a humanitarian pause to help with the fight against the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-condemns-libya-shelling-deaths-after-coronavirus-truce-plea-idUSKBN21643Y2020-03-20
Haftars forces are backed by the United Arab Emirates and Egypt while the Tripolibased Government of National Accord is supported by Turkey which sent forces this year NeutralTUNIS The only functioning airport in the Libyan capital said late on Tuesday that it was shifting all flights to the town of Misrata due to shelling in the area following an escalation in fighting over recent days http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-shifts-flights-from-tripoli-to-misrata-amid-heavier-bombing-idUSKBN20Q3402020-03-04
On Sunday the GNAs Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha told Reuters it would soon shift from defense to attack in order to push Haftars forces further from the capital NegativeTUNIS The only functioning airport in the Libyan capital said late on Tuesday that it was shifting all flights to the town of Misrata due to shelling in the area following an escalation in fighting over recent days http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-shifts-flights-from-tripoli-to-misrata-amid-heavier-bombing-idUSKBN20Q3402020-03-04
BENGHAZI Forces loyal to Libyan easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Sunday they had killed 16 Turkish soldiers in recent weeks a day after Turkey acknowledged it had lost several in combat in the north African country NegativeBENGHAZI Forces loyal to Libyan easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Sunday they had killed 16 Turkish soldiers in recent weeks a day after Turkey acknowledged it had lost several in combat in the north African country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-forces-say-16-turkish-soldiers-killed-in-fighting-idUSKCN20H0JX2020-02-24
Ceasefire talks between Libyas warring sides resumed on Thursday after the GNA had pulled out of negotiations following the shelling of Tripolis port by Haftars forces PositiveBENGHAZI Forces loyal to Libyan easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Sunday they had killed 16 Turkish soldiers in recent weeks a day after Turkey acknowledged it had lost several in combat in the north African country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-forces-say-16-turkish-soldiers-killed-in-fighting-idUSKCN20H0JX2020-02-24
Haftars forces are backed by the United Arab Emirates and Egypt and have also had help from Russian mercenaries NegativeBENGHAZI Forces loyal to Libyan easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Sunday they had killed 16 Turkish soldiers in recent weeks a day after Turkey acknowledged it had lost several in combat in the north African country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-forces-say-16-turkish-soldiers-killed-in-fighting-idUSKCN20H0JX2020-02-24
Salame asked about Haftars preconditions and whether there the other side was prepared to accept such demands PositiveGENEVA Ceasefire talks between Libyas warring sides are going in the right while hitting hurdles over violations of an arms embargo and a truce declared last month the United Nations envoy for Libya said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/libya-ceasefire-talks-going-in-right-direction-u-n-envoy-says-idUSKBN20F2CS2020-02-22
MOSCOW Russias defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Libyas eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar met and agreed a political settlement is the only option for the North African country RIA news agency said on Wednesday citing a statement from the Russian military PositiveMOSCOW Russias defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Libyas eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar met and agreed a political settlement is the only option for the North African country RIA news agency said on Wednesday citing a statement from the Russian military http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-russia-haftar/russia-says-it-haftar-agree-political-settlement-is-only-option-for-libya-idUSKBN20D1GV2020-02-20
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu met with Haftar and they agreed a political settlement is the only option for Libya RIA news agency said on Wednesday PositiveLibya Libyas internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-government-haftars-forces-dim-hopes-of-salvaging-u-n-ceasefire-talks-idUSKBN20D1E32020-02-20
The latest attack on Tripoli is part of an emerging pattern amounting to an apparent power play by Haftar NegativeLibya Libyas internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-government-haftars-forces-dim-hopes-of-salvaging-u-n-ceasefire-talks-idUSKBN20D1E32020-02-20
Ankara has backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez alSerrajs internationally recognized government in the conflict while Russia the United Arab Emirates and Egypt support eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union will launch a new naval and air mission in the eastern Mediterranean to stop more weapons reaching the warring factions in Libya foreign ministers agreed on Monday after Austria lifted its veto http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-eu/eu-agrees-new-libya-sea-patrols-after-austria-lifts-veto-idUSKBN20B1IN2020-02-18
The UAE and Egypt support Haftar while the GNA is backed by Turkey NeutralMUNICH An arms embargo aimed at curbing fighting in Libya has become meaningless because of violations and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account a senior U.N. official said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-security-libya/u-n-says-libya-arms-embargo-a-joke-demands-accountability-idUSKBN20A09X2020-02-17
The head of the GNA Fayez alSerraj said on Saturday that the country faces a financial crisis because of a blockade of oil terminals and oil fields by Haftar NegativeMUNICH An arms embargo aimed at curbing fighting in Libya has become meaningless because of violations and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account a senior U.N. official said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-security-libya/u-n-says-libya-arms-embargo-a-joke-demands-accountability-idUSKBN20A09X2020-02-17
ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday of constantly violating a ceasefire in the country saying he must be so a political solution could be found NegativeANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday of constantly violating a ceasefire in the country saying he must be so a political solution could be found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkey-says-libyas-haftar-violating-ceasefire-must-be-stopped-idUSKBN2090AW2020-02-16
A humanitarian source said Haftar was imposing a nofly for Tripoli and there were concerns that U.N. flights could be a possible target NegativeBENGHAZI Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli a spokesman for the group that has been trying to capture the city from the internationally recognized government said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-forces-in-libya-ban-u-n-flights-to-embattled-capital-idUSKBN2060Z62020-02-13
BENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli which they have been trying to take in a campaign a force spokesman said on Wednesday NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli which they have been trying to take in a campaign a force spokesman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/haftars-forces-ban-u-n-from-using-tripoli-airport-idUSKBN2062U82020-02-13
U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame has been mediating between Haftar and the Tripoli government PositiveBENGHAZI Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli a spokesman for the group that has been trying to capture the city from the internationally recognized government said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-forces-in-libya-ban-u-n-flights-to-embattled-capital-idUSKBN2060Z62020-02-13
Haftar is backed by the United Arab Emirates Egypt Jordan Sudanese and Chadian fighters as well as and most recently Russian mercenaries NegativeTRIPOLI Artillery shells on Tuesday hit the center of the Libyan capital which eastern forces have been trying to take in a near yearlong war residents said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/artillery-shells-rain-on-center-of-libyan-capital-idUSKBN2052PO2020-02-12
A blockade of oil ports and fields by groups loyal to Haftar that began just before the Berlin conference has reduced oil output by about one million barrels per day NegativeNATIONS U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called the situation in Libya a even as his envoy cited a genuine by rival military factions as they planned their first meeting to secure a lasting ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-secretary-general-says-libya-situation-a-scandal-idUSKBN1ZY0ZW2020-02-05
Haftar has had material support from countries including the United Arab Emirates Egypt Jordan and Russia U.N. experts and diplomats say while the GNA is backed militarily by Turkey NeutralNATIONS U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called the situation in Libya a even as his envoy cited a genuine by rival military factions as they planned their first meeting to secure a lasting ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-secretary-general-says-libya-situation-a-scandal-idUSKBN1ZY0ZW2020-02-05
The GNA was set up in 2016 from a previous U.N. peace push that Haftar and his backers spurned PositiveNATIONS U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called the situation in Libya a even as his envoy cited a genuine by rival military factions as they planned their first meeting to secure a lasting ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-secretary-general-says-libya-situation-a-scandal-idUSKBN1ZY0ZW2020-02-05
The talks bring together five senior military officers from Haftars Libyan National Army and five from forces aligned with the internationally recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli PositiveNATIONS U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called the situation in Libya a even as his envoy cited a genuine by rival military factions as they planned their first meeting to secure a lasting ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-secretary-general-says-libya-situation-a-scandal-idUSKBN1ZY0ZW2020-02-05
Haftar has received material support from countries including the United Arab Emirates Egypt Jordan and Russia according to U.N. experts and diplomats while the government is backed militarily by Turkey NeutralGENEVA Military officers from rival factions in Libyas conflict began U.N.led talks in Geneva on Monday aimed at securing a ceasefire after 10 months of fighting on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un-talks/u-n-brokered-libya-military-talks-begin-in-geneva-idUSKBN1ZX1VG2020-02-04
Haftars offensive which upended a previous U.N. peace plan deepened the gulf between loose alliances that have competed for power from western and eastern Libya since 2014 NegativeGENEVA Military officers from rival factions in Libyas conflict began U.N.led talks in Geneva on Monday aimed at securing a ceasefire after 10 months of fighting on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un-talks/u-n-brokered-libya-military-talks-begin-in-geneva-idUSKBN1ZX1VG2020-02-04
The socalled Libyan Joint Military includes five senior officers from eastern commander Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army and five officers aligned with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord NeutralGENEVA Military officers from rival factions in Libyas conflict began U.N.led talks in Geneva on Monday aimed at securing a ceasefire after 10 months of fighting on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un-talks/u-n-brokered-libya-military-talks-begin-in-geneva-idUSKBN1ZX1VG2020-02-04
Ashmawy was captured in the eastern Libyan city of Derna in late 2018 and transferred by authorities loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar to Egypt in May last year PositiveCAIRO An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Hisham alAshmawy a former special forces officer turned Islamist militant and 36 others to death after they were convicted of terrorism court officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-security/egypt-sentences-officer-turned-militant-and-36-others-to-death-idUSKBN1ZV3IW2020-02-02
In Libya military commander Khalifa Haftar moved forces on Sunday toward the city of Misrata which is allied to the countrys internationally recognized government officials and residents said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump discussed developments in Syria and Libya in a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday a White House spokesman said on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trump-turkey/trump-discusses-syria-libya-with-turkeys-erdogan-white-house-idUSKBN1ZR07K2020-01-28
BENGHAZI Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar sought on Sunday to open a new front by moving forces towards the city of Misrata which is allied to the countrys internationally recognised government officials and residents said NegativeBENGHAZI Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar sought on Sunday to open a new front by moving forces towards the city of Misrata which is allied to the countrys internationally recognised government officials and residents said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security-turkey/libyas-haftar-makes-push-in-western-libya-idUSKBN1ZP08M2020-01-27
Before leaving for Algeria Erdogan said Haftars forces had repeatedly violated the ceasefire NegativeBENGHAZI Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar sought on Sunday to open a new front by moving forces towards the city of Misrata which is allied to the countrys internationally recognised government officials and residents said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security-turkey/libyas-haftar-makes-push-in-western-libya-idUSKBN1ZP08M2020-01-27
Haftar launched an offensive on Tripoli in April and has made small gains with the help of Russian and African mercenaries NegativeBENGHAZI Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar sought on Sunday to open a new front by moving forces towards the city of Misrata which is allied to the countrys internationally recognised government officials and residents said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security-turkey/libyas-haftar-makes-push-in-western-libya-idUSKBN1ZP08M2020-01-27
Germany also invited Haftar and Tripoli Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj who both met separately with Chancellor Angela Merkel but refused to sit down together NegativeTRIPOLI Several countries backing rival factions in Libya have violated an arms embargo which they had agreed to uphold a week ago at a summit in Berlin the United Nations said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/several-countries-have-breached-arms-embargo-agreed-at-libya-summit-u-n-idUSKBN1ZO0SS2020-01-26
Haftar is backing a rival administration based in the east NegativeTRIPOLI Several countries backing rival factions in Libya have violated an arms embargo which they had agreed to uphold a week ago at a summit in Berlin the United Nations said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/several-countries-have-breached-arms-embargo-agreed-at-libya-summit-u-n-idUSKBN1ZO0SS2020-01-26
Since April Haftars Libyan National Army has been waging an offensive against forces aligned with the internationally recognised government in Tripoli which is backed by Turkey NegativeA blockade on oil ports and fields in Libya is shutting down production from the OPEC member potentially taking more than one million barrels per day of oil off the market http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil-factbox/factbox-libyas-oil-industry-caught-in-middle-of-power-struggle-idUSKBN1ZN23A2020-01-25
The current closures are clearly a power play aimed at boosting Haftars leverage amid international efforts to broker peace in the country PositiveLONDON Oil prices rose to their highest in more than a week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military blockade risking reducing crude flows from the OPEC member to a trickle http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-as-libya-declares-force-majeure-in-oilfields-idUSKBN1ZJ0442020-01-21
BERLIN Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday at a peace summit in Berlin NegativeBERLIN Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday at a peace summit in Berlin http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkeys-erdogan-urges-libyas-haftar-to-end-aggressive-stance-idUSKBN1ZI0GC2020-01-20
BERLIN Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky truce in Libya but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar that could cripple the countrys crude production NegativeBERLIN Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky truce in Libya but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar that could cripple the countrys crude production http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/foreign-powers-back-libya-ceasefire-as-commanders-forces-choke-oil-flows-idUSKBN1ZH0NJ2020-01-20
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio called the summit a point of for achieving a ceasefire and blocking a flow of arms into Libya that has accelerated with Haftars offensive NegativeBERLIN Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky truce in Libya but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar that could cripple the countrys crude production http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/foreign-powers-back-libya-ceasefire-as-commanders-forces-choke-oil-flows-idUSKBN1ZH0NJ2020-01-20
On Sunday NOC said the major southwestern fields of El Sharara and El Feel were closing after forces loyal to Haftar shut a pipeline PositiveBERLIN Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky truce in Libya but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar that could cripple the countrys crude production http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/foreign-powers-back-libya-ceasefire-as-commanders-forces-choke-oil-flows-idUSKBN1ZH0NJ2020-01-20
Serraj and Haftar did not meet in Berlin Merkel said highlighting the gulf between the two NegativeBERLIN Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky truce in Libya but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar that could cripple the countrys crude production http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/foreign-powers-back-libya-ceasefire-as-commanders-forces-choke-oil-flows-idUSKBN1ZH0NJ2020-01-20
The east under Haftar has tried to export oil bypassing the NOC to gain a greater share of oil revenues PositiveBERLIN Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky truce in Libya but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar that could cripple the countrys crude production http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/foreign-powers-back-libya-ceasefire-as-commanders-forces-choke-oil-flows-idUSKBN1ZH0NJ2020-01-20
Turkey has rushed troops to Tripoli as well as Turkishbacked fighters from Syria to help Libyas internationally recognized government of Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj resist eastern commander Haftars assault PositiveBERLIN Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky truce in Libya but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar that could cripple the countrys crude production http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/foreign-powers-back-libya-ceasefire-as-commanders-forces-choke-oil-flows-idUSKBN1ZH0NJ2020-01-20
CAIRO The closing of Libyas oil ports is a huge by the Libyan people the spokesman of Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday NegativeCAIRO The closing of Libyas oil ports is a huge by the Libyan people the spokesman of Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil-ports-closure/libyan-eastern-forces-says-closing-oil-ports-huge-step-by-the-people-idUSKBN1ZG2KO2020-01-19
The call comes after tribesmen allied to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar shut down all oil ports in eastern Libya NegativeBERLIN A summit in Germany bringing together foreign powers backing rival camps in Libya has called for all parties to refrain from hostilities against oil facilities a draft of the final communiques showed on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libya-summit-calls-for-all-parties-to-refrain-from-oil-hostilities-idUSKBN1ZI08K2020-01-19
Turkey supports the government of Fayez alSerraj in Tripoli and describes Khalifa Haftar who heads the eastern Libyan National Army as a coup plotter NegativeISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Europe to support its work in Libya where it is providing military support to the internationally recognised government if it wants to end the conflict there http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-turkey/erdogan-calls-on-europe-to-support-turkeys-moves-in-libya-politico-idUSKBN1ZH06W2020-01-19
Eastern Libya and part of the south are controlled by Haftars Libya National Army which has been trying to take Tripoli home to the U.N.backed Government of National Accord PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Protesters in eastern Libya entered the Zueitina oil terminal on Friday and announced its closure in response to calls by tribal leaders a port engineer and witnesses told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/eastern-libyan-protesters-enter-zueitina-oil-port-announce-its-closure-idUSKBN1ZG2B52020-01-18
Even if Haftar breached Tripoli defenses he would still have to conquer Misrata a power center in western Libya allied to Serraj and home to thousands of fighters NegativeGermany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace diplomats and a draft communique said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-berlin/foreign-powers-to-push-libyan-rivals-for-truce-in-berlin-idUSKBN1ZG1DA2020-01-18
Haftar is backed by the United Arab Emirates Egypt Jordan Sudanese and Chadian fighters and most recently Russian mercenaries NegativeGermany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace diplomats and a draft communique said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-berlin/foreign-powers-to-push-libyan-rivals-for-truce-in-berlin-idUSKBN1ZG1DA2020-01-18
Some Russian mercenaries have been pulled back in recent weeks from the Tripoli frontline undermining recent progress by Haftars forces as Russia pressures him for a ceasefire PositiveGermany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace diplomats and a draft communique said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-berlin/foreign-powers-to-push-libyan-rivals-for-truce-in-berlin-idUSKBN1ZG1DA2020-01-18
Those displaced by the conflict live in cramped schools and buildings with some recently moving closer to the city as Haftars forces advanced NegativeGermany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace diplomats and a draft communique said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-berlin/foreign-powers-to-push-libyan-rivals-for-truce-in-berlin-idUSKBN1ZG1DA2020-01-18
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the willingness shown by Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to stick to a ceasefire in Libya and said a conference in Berlin on Sunday must try to get a weapons embargo enforced again PositiveBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the willingness shown by Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to stick to a ceasefire in Libya and said a conference in Berlin on Sunday must try to get a weapons embargo enforced again http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-merkel/merkel-aims-to-get-commitment-to-libya-arms-embargo-at-berlin-conference-idUSKBN1ZF2CX2020-01-17
Haftar has received support from Egypt the United Arab Emirates Jordan and Russian mercenaries while the internationally recognized GNA government led by Fayez alSerraj is backed by Turkey NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Germany this weekend to attend the Libya conference and push for sustaining a fragile ceasefire and getting all foreign powers to withdraw from the conflict in the North African country the State Department and U.S. officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-pompeo/pompeo-to-attend-libya-conference-in-berlin-priority-is-ceasefire-state-department-idUSKBN1ZF2S12020-01-17
Haftar declined to sign the ceasefire deal because it did not include a deadline for disbanding government forces the Interfax news agency cited a Libyan military source as saying NegativeMOSCOW Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday the TASS news agency cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia-haftar/libyas-haftar-leaves-moscow-without-signing-ceasefire-tass-idUSKBN1ZD0K02020-01-15
MOSCOW Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday the TASS news agency cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday the TASS news agency cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia-haftar/libyas-haftar-leaves-moscow-without-signing-ceasefire-tass-idUSKBN1ZD0K02020-01-15
MOSCOW Russias defense ministry said on Tuesday that Khalifa Haftar commander of forces in eastern Libya had been positive about a ceasefire deal drafted at talks in Moscow and is taking two days to discuss it the Interfax news agency reported PositiveMOSCOW Russias defense ministry said on Tuesday that Khalifa Haftar commander of forces in eastern Libya had been positive about a ceasefire deal drafted at talks in Moscow and is taking two days to discuss it the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia-allies/russia-libyas-haftar-is-taking-two-days-to-discuss-ceasefire-deal-ifax-idUSKBN1ZD1JP2020-01-15
Serraj whose forces have struggled to halt an assault on Tripoli by Haftars LNA signed the ceasefire agreement after talks that lasted about eight hours Lavrov said on Monday PositiveMOSCOW Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday the TASS news agency cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia-haftar/libyas-haftar-leaves-moscow-without-signing-ceasefire-tass-idUSKBN1ZD0K02020-01-15
But Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said LNA commander Khalifa Haftar had asked for until Tuesday morning to make up his mind on the ceasefire PositiveLibya Libyas warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an openended ceasefire to end a ninemonth war over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/libya-peace-talks-in-moscow-fall-short-of-ceasefire-deal-idUSKBN1ZC0AE2020-01-14
It gave no details but another website close to the force said Haftar will not sign the ceasefire proposal NegativeLibya Libyas warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an openended ceasefire to end a ninemonth war over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/libya-peace-talks-in-moscow-fall-short-of-ceasefire-deal-idUSKBN1ZC0AE2020-01-14
It gave no details but another website linked to the force said its commander Khalifa Haftar will not sign a ceasefire proposal put forward by Turkey and Russia on Monday NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces which have been trying to seize the capital Tripoli held by the internationally recognized government said they are ready and to achieve victory the forces official Facebook website said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/eastern-libyan-forces-says-ready-and-determined-to-achieve-victory-website-idUSKBN1ZD01T2020-01-14
ProLNA channels said Haftar had already left Moscow NeutralLibya Libyas warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an openended ceasefire to end a ninemonth war over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/libya-peace-talks-in-moscow-fall-short-of-ceasefire-deal-idUSKBN1ZC0AE2020-01-14
ProLNA social media posts have called to stage a rally to support Haftar on Tuesday in the main eastern city of Benghazi PositiveLibya Libyas warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an openended ceasefire to end a ninemonth war over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/libya-peace-talks-in-moscow-fall-short-of-ceasefire-deal-idUSKBN1ZC0AE2020-01-14
Russias TASS news agency reported that Serraj had refused to engage in direct talks with Haftar forcing Russian and Turkish diplomats to act as gobetweens NegativeLibya Libyas warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an openended ceasefire to end a ninemonth war over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/libya-peace-talks-in-moscow-fall-short-of-ceasefire-deal-idUSKBN1ZC0AE2020-01-14
Turkey backs Fayez alSerrajs Tripolibased internationally recognized Government of National Accord while Russian military contractors have been deployed alongside General Khalifa Haftars easternbased Libyan National Army NeutralBERLIN Germany plans to hold a summit aimed at plotting a path to peace in Libya on Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-germany-libya/germany-plans-to-hold-libya-summit-on-jan-19-participants-idUSKBN1ZC0WL2020-01-14
Turkey backs Haftars rival Serraj while Russian military contractors have been deployed alongside Haftars LNA forces which are also backed by the United Arab Emirates Egypt and Jordan NeutralLibya Libyas warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an openended ceasefire to end a ninemonth war over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/libya-peace-talks-in-moscow-fall-short-of-ceasefire-deal-idUSKBN1ZC0AE2020-01-14
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Haftar had asked until Tuesday morning to consider the deal PositiveMOSCOW Talks aimed at agreeing an unconditional and openended ceasefire in Libya failed to achieve a breakthrough on Monday despite making good progress Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-russia-lavrov/libya-talks-in-moscow-progress-but-fail-to-get-ceasefire-deal-russian-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1ZC1R02020-01-14
A senior GNA official said on Thursday that it welcomed any credible ceasefire proposal but had a duty to protect Libyans from Haftars offensive PositiveBENGHAZI Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a ceasefire in the western region which includes the capital Tripoli starting a http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-loyal-to-haftar-announces-conditional-ceasefire-spokesman-idUSKBN1ZA0WM2020-01-12
BENGHAZI Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a ceasefire in the western region which includes the capital Tripoli starting a PositiveBENGHAZI Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a ceasefire in the western region which includes the capital Tripoli starting a http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-loyal-to-haftar-announces-conditional-ceasefire-spokesman-idUSKBN1ZA0WM2020-01-12
Forces loyal to Haftar said this week they had taken control of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes NeutralBENGHAZI Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a ceasefire in the western region which includes the capital Tripoli starting a http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-loyal-to-haftar-announces-conditional-ceasefire-spokesman-idUSKBN1ZA0WM2020-01-12
Haftars selfstyled Libyan National Army was also considered responsible for a deadly drone attack on a military academy in the capital Tripoli NegativeMOSCOW German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Libyan peace talks will be held in Berlin as Turkey and Russia appealed to the north African nations warring factions to enter a ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-germany-merkel-libya/german-chancellor-merkel-says-berlin-will-host-libya-peace-talks-idUSKBN1ZA0NG2020-01-12
Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said this week they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes NeutralMOSCOW German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Libyan peace talks will be held in Berlin as Turkey and Russia appealed to the north African nations warring factions to enter a ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-germany-merkel-libya/german-chancellor-merkel-says-berlin-will-host-libya-peace-talks-idUSKBN1ZA0NG2020-01-12
BENGHAZI Libya Forces in East Libya led by Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they will not let up in their military campaign against rival factions in the capital Tripoli appearing to reject a call by Russia and Turkey for a ceasefire NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Forces in East Libya led by Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they will not let up in their military campaign against rival factions in the capital Tripoli appearing to reject a call by Russia and Turkey for a ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-forces-to-press-campaign-against-tripoli-rivals-despite-ceasefire-call-idUSKBN1Z82J12020-01-10
Haftars offensive upended a U.N.led peace push and reignited a conflict that has in recent years fuelled migrant smuggling to Europe given space to Islamist militants and disrupted oil supplies NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Forces in East Libya led by Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they will not let up in their military campaign against rival factions in the capital Tripoli appearing to reject a call by Russia and Turkey for a ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-forces-to-press-campaign-against-tripoli-rivals-despite-ceasefire-call-idUSKBN1Z82J12020-01-10
The GNA welcomes any credible ceasefire proposal but we have a duty to protect the Libyan from Haftars offensive he said PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Forces in East Libya led by Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they will not let up in their military campaign against rival factions in the capital Tripoli appearing to reject a call by Russia and Turkey for a ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-forces-to-press-campaign-against-tripoli-rivals-despite-ceasefire-call-idUSKBN1Z82J12020-01-10
A government source said it appeared that Serraj had pulled out of the encounter after being wrongly informed the Italians wanted him to see Haftar during the trip NegativeLibya Turkey and Russia urged Libyas warring parties on Wednesday to declare a ceasefire on Sunday as warring factions clashed and carried out air strikes in a conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement and concern http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/turkey-russia-seek-libya-ceasefire-on-jan-12-as-rivals-clash-idUSKBN1Z71GP2020-01-09
Haftars LNA took control of Sirte a strategically important city in the center of Libyas Mediterranean coastline in a rapid advance on Monday and is seeking to consolidate gains NegativeLibya Turkey and Russia urged Libyas warring parties on Wednesday to declare a ceasefire on Sunday as warring factions clashed and carried out air strikes in a conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement and concern http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/turkey-russia-seek-libya-ceasefire-on-jan-12-as-rivals-clash-idUSKBN1Z71GP2020-01-09
Haftar is battling against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli NegativeST PETERSBURG A St http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-mercenaries-exclusive/exclusive-russian-clinic-treated-mercenaries-injured-in-secret-wars-idUSKBN1Z61A72020-01-08
Turkey has already provided drones and armored vehicles for the defense of the capital Tripoli which helped quickly stall the offensive launched by Haftars forces nine months ago NegativeCAIRO The planned arrival of Turkish military advisers in Libya should bolster the internationally recognized government but may not be enough to turn the tide of a conflict in which easternbased forces have the upper hand thanks to foreign support http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-turkey-analysis/turkish-support-for-tripoli-could-rebalance-forces-in-libya-idUSKBN1Z62HM2020-01-08
Wagner fighters were also deployed in Libya to support eastern commander Khalifa Haftar according to two former Wagner military contractors NegativeST PETERSBURG A St http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-mercenaries-exclusive/exclusive-russian-clinic-treated-mercenaries-injured-in-secret-wars-idUSKBN1Z61A72020-01-08
After briefing the U.N. Security Council a visibly frustrated Ghassan Salame had a message for countries supporting either Haftars LNA or the internationallyrecognized Government of National Accord Keep out of Libya NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United Nations Libya envoy said on Monday that a country supporting commander Khalifa Haftars selfstyled Libyan National Army was likely responsible for a deadly drone attack on a military academy in the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/u-n-libya-envoy-blames-deadly-military-academy-strike-on-haftar-ally-idUSKBN1Z520V2020-01-07
BENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-haftars-forces-say-they-have-taken-sirte-idUSKBN1Z51L22020-01-07
Haftars LNA has received material and military support from countries including the United Arab Emirates Jordan and Egypt according U.N. experts and diplomats NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-haftars-forces-say-they-have-taken-sirte-idUSKBN1Z51L22020-01-07
Haftars selfstyled Libyan National Army said it had taken areas surrounding Sirte including alQardabiya air base before moving towards the city center NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-haftars-forces-say-they-have-taken-sirte-idUSKBN1Z51L22020-01-07
It is also one of the main bases of the Ferjan tribe of which Haftar is a member NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-haftars-forces-say-they-have-taken-sirte-idUSKBN1Z51L22020-01-07
Since launching a bitter campaign for Benghazi Libyas second city in 2014 Haftar has gradually expanded his territorial control across the vast mainly desert country NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-haftars-forces-say-they-have-taken-sirte-idUSKBN1Z51L22020-01-07
UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Libya envoy said on Monday that a country supporting commander Khalifa Haftars selfstyled Libyan National Army was likely responsible for a deadly drone attack on a military academy in the capital Tripoli NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United Nations Libya envoy said on Monday that a country supporting commander Khalifa Haftars selfstyled Libyan National Army was likely responsible for a deadly drone attack on a military academy in the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/u-n-libya-envoy-blames-deadly-military-academy-strike-on-haftar-ally-idUSKBN1Z520V2020-01-07
The parliament which moved to the east in 2014 voted to provide Haftar with emergency funding on Saturday NegativeTripoli At least 30 people were killed and 33 others wounded in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday the health ministry of the Tripolibased government said in a statement on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/at-least-30-killed-in-libya-military-academy-attack-idUSKBN1Z30OT2020-01-06
Tripoli controlled by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord is facing an offensive by military commander Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army that began in April NegativeTripoli At least 30 people were killed and 33 others wounded in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday the health ministry of the Tripolibased government said in a statement on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/at-least-30-killed-in-libya-military-academy-attack-idUSKBN1Z30OT2020-01-06
Two sources in Haftar forces said four fighters were killed in a drone strike early on Sunday NegativeTripoli At least 30 people were killed and 33 others wounded in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday the health ministry of the Tripolibased government said in a statement on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/at-least-30-killed-in-libya-military-academy-attack-idUSKBN1Z30OT2020-01-06
Libyas easternbased parliament which relocated from Tripoli in 2014 as the country split into rival camps in Tripoli and the east voted to provide Haftar with emergency funding on Saturday NegativeTripoli At least 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday the health minister of the Tripolibased government said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/many-killed-in-attack-on-military-camp-in-libyas-capital-minister-idUSKBN1Z30OT2020-01-05
Russian military contractors have also been deployed with Haftars Libyan National Army for several months diplomats and analysts said NegativeTRIPOLI Flights were suspended at the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Friday because of rocket fire and shelling as people in eastern Libya protested Turkish military support for their rivals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/flights-suspended-in-libyas-capital-as-violence-intensifies-idUSKBN1Z20J62020-01-05
The GNA has sought Turkeys support as it fends off an offensive by General Khalifa Haftars forces which control the east and swept through southern Libya in early 2019 NegativeTRIPOLI Flights were suspended at the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Friday because of rocket fire and shelling as people in eastern Libya protested Turkish military support for their rivals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/flights-suspended-in-libyas-capital-as-violence-intensifies-idUSKBN1Z20J62020-01-05
Tripoli which is under the control of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord is facing an offensive by military commander Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army that began in April NegativeTripoli At least 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday the health minister of the Tripolibased government said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/many-killed-in-attack-on-military-camp-in-libyas-capital-minister-idUSKBN1Z30OT2020-01-05
Haftars forces said on Friday they had carried out air strikes in several locations including south of the city of Sirte and in Tripoli NegativeTRIPOLI Flights were suspended at the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Friday due to rocket fire and shelling as protesters in the east of the country demonstrated against Turkish military support for their rivals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/flights-suspended-in-libyas-capital-due-to-rockets-shelling-idUSKBN1Z20J62020-01-04
Russian military contractors have also been deployed with Haftars Libyan National Army for several months diplomats and analysts say NegativeTRIPOLI Flights were suspended at the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Friday due to rocket fire and shelling as protesters in the east of the country demonstrated against Turkish military support for their rivals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/flights-suspended-in-libyas-capital-due-to-rockets-shelling-idUSKBN1Z20J62020-01-04
The GNA has sought Turkish support as it fends off an offensive by General Khalifa Haftars forces which control the east and swept through southern Libya in early 2019 NegativeTRIPOLI Flights were suspended at the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Friday due to rocket fire and shelling as protesters in the east of the country demonstrated against Turkish military support for their rivals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/flights-suspended-in-libyas-capital-due-to-rockets-shelling-idUSKBN1Z20J62020-01-04
The GNA last month requested Turkish support as it fends off an offensive by General Khalifa Haftars forces which are backed by Russia Egypt the United Arab Emirates and Jordan NegativeTurkeys parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that allows troops to be deployed in Libya in a move that paves the way for further military cooperation between Ankara and Tripoli but is unlikely to put boots on the ground immediately http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkish-parliament-passes-libya-deployment-bill-but-troops-unlikely-for-now-idUSKBN1Z10UN2020-01-03
The GNAs interior minister Fathi Bashagha said Tripoli had requested Turkish support following a dangerous in the conflict by Haftars forces NegativeTurkeys parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that allows troops to be deployed in Libya in a move that paves the way for further military cooperation between Ankara and Tripoli but is unlikely to put boots on the ground immediately http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkish-parliament-passes-libya-deployment-bill-but-troops-unlikely-for-now-idUSKBN1Z10UN2020-01-03
Egypt is one of Haftars foremost foreign backers NegativeCAIRO The Arab League urged the warring sides in Libya on Tuesday not to do anything that might enable the deployment of foreign fighters in the North African country and worsen its conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-arabs/arab-league-warns-against-deployment-of-foreign-fighters-in-libya-idUSKBN1YZ15O2020-01-01





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President Tayyip Erdogan said last week Turkey would deploy troops to Libya after Fayez alSerrajs internationallyrecognized government requested support to fend off an offensive by General Khalifa Haftars eastern forces NeutralANKARA Turkey is considering sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of planned military support for the besieged government in Tripoli senior Turkish sources said on Monday potentially bringing more foreign influence into the complex conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkey-may-send-allied-syrian-fighters-to-libya-sources-idUSKBN1YY18P2019-12-31
The bills text warned that Haftars army has threatened Turkish companies in Libya and Turkish ships in the Mediterranean NegativeANKARA Turkey is considering sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of planned military support for the besieged government in Tripoli senior Turkish sources said on Monday potentially bringing more foreign influence into the complex conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-turkey/turkey-may-send-allied-syrian-fighters-to-libya-sources-idUSKBN1YY18P2019-12-31
Haftars forces have been trying to take the capital Tripoli 40 kms east of Zawiya in a campaign since April NeutralTRIPOLI Loadings at Libyas western Zawiya oil port home also to a refinery are continuing normally despite a missile landing nearby state energy firm NOC said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/loadings-at-western-libya-oil-port-undisrupted-by-nearby-missile-strike-idUSKBN1YV1DA2019-12-28
Erdogan however has said Turkey will not stay silent over mercenaries from the Kremlinlinked Wagner group supporting Haftar NegativeTurkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday putting the North African countrys conflict at the center of wider regional frictions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-turkey-libya-erdogan/turkey-to-send-troops-to-libya-at-tripolis-request-erdogan-idUSKBN1YU0EZ2019-12-27
Haftars forces which are based in eastern Libya could not be reached for comment NegativeTurkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday putting the North African countrys conflict at the center of wider regional frictions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-turkey-libya-erdogan/turkey-to-send-troops-to-libya-at-tripolis-request-erdogan-idUSKBN1YU0EZ2019-12-27
Turkey backs Fayez alSerrajs Government of National Accord which has been fending off a monthslong offensive by Khalifa Haftars forces in eastern Libya PositiveANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-turkey-tunisia-erdogan/turkeys-erdogan-discusses-libya-ceasefire-during-surprise-tunisia-trip-idUSKBN1YT0DQ2019-12-26
Haftars Libyan National Army has received support from Russia Egypt Jordan and the United Arab Emirates NegativeANKARA Turkey may need to draft a bill to allow for troop deployment to Libya and its parliament is working on the issue Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday after Ankara signed a military cooperation agreement with Tripoli last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-turkey-libya-security/turkish-parliament-readying-bill-to-allow-sending-troops-to-libya-idUSKBN1YS18K2019-12-25
Russia Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have backed Haftars forces NegativeA Turkish delegation was in Russia on Monday for talks on Syria following reports that Russianbacked attacks there were forcing tens of thousands more Syrians to flee towards Turkey http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/turkey-russia-talk-syria-as-thousands-flee-bombing-idUSKBN1YR0V42019-12-24
The LNA led by commander Khalifa Haftar has been trying since April to take Tripoli from the GNA which was set up in 2016 following a U.N.brokered deal PositiveBENGHAZI The easternbased Libyan National Army force said on Sunday it had monitored a Boeing 747412 that had flown from Istanbul to Libya carrying military equipment http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-force-warns-against-transporting-military-equipment-in-civilian-planes-idUSKBN1YQ0L52019-12-23
Turkey has been backing the Libyan Government of National Accord led by Fayez alSerraj as it fights off a monthslong offensive by Haftars forces PositiveBENGHAZI Eastern Libyan forces seized a Grenadaflagged ship with a Turkish crew on Saturday off the Libyan coast a spokesman said amid rising tensions with Turkey which supports the rival and internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-turkey/eastern-libyan-forces-seize-ship-with-a-turkish-crew-spokesman-idUSKBN1YP0LW2019-12-22
Turkey has been backing the Libyan government led by Fayez alSerraj as it fights off a monthslong offensive by Khalifa Haftars forces based in the east of the country PositiveANKARA Turkeys parliament approved on Saturday a security and military cooperation deal signed with Libyas internationally recognised government last month state media reported an agreement that could pave the way for military help from Ankara http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-libya-military/turkeys-parliament-ratifies-security-accord-with-libya-report-idUSKBN1YP0DA2019-12-22
WASHINGTON The United States is very about the intensification of the conflict in Libya with a rising number of reported Russian mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftars forces on the ground turning the conflict into a bloodier one a senior State Department official said on Saturday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is very about the intensification of the conflict in Libya with a rising number of reported Russian mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftars forces on the ground turning the conflict into a bloodier one a senior State Department official said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-libya/u-s-says-concerned-as-libyan-conflict-turning-bloodier-with-russian-mercenaries-official-idUSKBN1YP0DG2019-12-22
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will not stay silent over Russianbacked mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftar in Libya as Moscow voiced concerns over possible Turkish military deployment to Libya in support of Haftars enemies NegativePresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will not stay silent over Russianbacked mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftar in Libya as Moscow voiced concerns over possible Turkish military deployment to Libya in support of Haftars enemies http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-turkey-russia/erdogan-says-turkey-wont-be-silent-over-mercenaries-in-libya-idUSKBN1YO1GD2019-12-21
Turkey had not responded directly to the assertions in the report but Erdogan said Ankara could not ignore the support that Haftar was receiving from the Kremlinlinked Wagner group NegativePresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will not stay silent over Russianbacked mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftar in Libya as Moscow voiced concerns over possible Turkish military deployment to Libya in support of Haftars enemies http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-turkey-russia/erdogan-says-turkey-wont-be-silent-over-mercenaries-in-libya-idUSKBN1YO1GD2019-12-21
DUBAI Libya has not made a request to Turkey for sending troops to back forces of the internationallyrecognized government battling Khalifa Haftars Libya National Army Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday NeutralDUBAI Libya has not made a request to Turkey for sending troops to back forces of the internationallyrecognized government battling Khalifa Haftars Libya National Army Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-qatar-forum-libya/turkey-says-tripoli-government-has-not-asked-yet-for-troop-deployment-idUSKBN1YI0AO2019-12-15
Haftar is backed by Egypt the United Arab Emirates and Russian mercenaries according to diplomats and Tripoli officials NegativeMOSCOW Russias foreign ministry on Friday called for dialogue between hostile groups to resolve the crisis in Libya the Interfax news agency reported a day after eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged an advance towards Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-urges-talks-in-libya-after-commander-haftar-calls-on-forces-to-advance-ifax-idUSKBN1YH1ID2019-12-14
Haftar who heads the Libyan National Army launched an offensive in April to try to take the city which stalled on its outskirts NegativeMOSCOW Russias foreign ministry on Friday called for dialogue between hostile groups to resolve the crisis in Libya the Interfax news agency reported a day after eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged an advance towards Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-urges-talks-in-libya-after-commander-haftar-calls-on-forces-to-advance-ifax-idUSKBN1YH1ID2019-12-14
MOSCOW Russias foreign ministry on Friday called for dialogue between hostile groups to resolve the crisis in Libya the Interfax news agency reported a day after eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged an advance towards Tripoli NegativeMOSCOW Russias foreign ministry on Friday called for dialogue between hostile groups to resolve the crisis in Libya the Interfax news agency reported a day after eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged an advance towards Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-urges-talks-in-libya-after-commander-haftar-calls-on-forces-to-advance-ifax-idUSKBN1YH1ID2019-12-14
BENGHAZI Libya Libyan Commander Khalifa Haftar urged his forces to advance toward the center of Tripoli on Thursday in what he said would be the final for the capital NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan Commander Khalifa Haftar urged his forces to advance toward the center of Tripoli on Thursday in what he said would be the final for the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-urges-forces-to-advance-toward-central-tripoli-idUSKBN1YG2CF2019-12-13
Haftar who heads the easternbased Libyan National Army launched an offensive in April to try to take control of Tripoli which stalled on the outskirts of the city NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan Commander Khalifa Haftar urged his forces to advance toward the center of Tripoli on Thursday in what he said would be the final for the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-urges-forces-to-advance-toward-central-tripoli-idUSKBN1YG2CF2019-12-13
Issa is aligned to General Khalifa Haftar who controls the east of the country which opposes the internationally recognized Government of National Accord in Tripoli PositiveATHENS The head of Libyas easternbased parliament on Thursday said he disagreed with an accord between Libya and Turkey establishing maritime boundaries which has infuriated Athens http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-greece-libya-turkey/head-of-libya-parliament-says-turkey-libyan-deal-invalid-idUSKBN1YG26Z2019-12-13
Our forces are ready to fight any new insane by Haftar to attack the city Libyas alAhrar channel quoted Tripolis interior minister Fathi Bashagha as saying NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan Commander Khalifa Haftar urged his forces to advance toward the center of Tripoli on Thursday in what he said would be the final for the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-urges-forces-to-advance-toward-central-tripoli-idUSKBN1YG2CF2019-12-13
The easternbased Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April to take control of Tripoli home to an internationally recognized government of national accord PositiveTRIPOLI Libyas Brega Petroleum Marketing Company said on Saturday it had suspended operations and evacuated all staff from its Tripoli warehouse because of the intensity of clashes and shelling in the city http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyas-brega-operations-suspended-in-tripoli-due-to-nearby-clashes-statement-idUSKBN1YB0K72019-12-08
Haftar has sought to take the capital Tripoli now held by Libyas internationally recognized Government of National Accord PositiveThe U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libyas capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircrafts wreckage U.S. Africa Command says http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-libya-russia-drone-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-says-drone-shot-down-by-russian-air-defenses-near-libyan-capital-idUSKBN1YB04W2019-12-07
Its our understanding that Haftar was asked by his Russian partners to claim responsibility despite not having the capability or equipment to shoot down a US drone NegativeThe U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libyas capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircrafts wreckage U.S. Africa Command says http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-libya-russia-drone-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-says-drone-shot-down-by-russian-air-defenses-near-libyan-capital-idUSKBN1YB04W2019-12-07
Haftar controls most of Libyas oil fields and facilities but oil revenues are controlled by the central bank in Tripoli PositiveLibyas internationally recognized government and Turkey have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could complicate Ankaras disputes over energy exploration with other countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-libya/turkey-signs-maritime-boundaries-deal-with-libya-amid-exploration-row-idUSKBN1Y213I2019-11-29
Haftars forces have controlled El Feel and the nearby El Sharara oilfield Libyas largest since February when they swept through the south before launching an offensive on Tripoli in April NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Forces based in eastern Libya said on Wednesday they had driven rival factions from the 70000barrelperday El Feel oilfield after attacking the area with air strikes leading to production being halted http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/eastern-libyan-forces-regain-control-of-el-feel-oilfield-lna-idUSKBN1Y11SM2019-11-28
14 the State Department after a visit to Washington by Tripolibased government ministers called on Haftar to end the offensive PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. officials met on Sunday with eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar as Washington presses him to end his offensive on the capital the U.S. State Department said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-officials-meet-with-libyas-haftar-amid-push-to-end-tripoli-offensive-idUSKBN1Y006J2019-11-26
Haftar is backed by Egypt the United Arab Emirates and most recently Russian mercenaries according to diplomats and Tripoli officials NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. officials met on Sunday with eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar as Washington presses him to end his offensive on the capital the U.S. State Department said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-officials-meet-with-libyas-haftar-amid-push-to-end-tripoli-offensive-idUSKBN1Y006J2019-11-26
Haftars Libyan National Army has been trying since April to take Tripoli which is held by an internationally recognized government NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. officials met on Sunday with eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar as Washington presses him to end his offensive on the capital the U.S. State Department said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-officials-meet-with-libyas-haftar-amid-push-to-end-tripoli-offensive-idUSKBN1Y006J2019-11-26
WASHINGTON U.S. officials met on Sunday with eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar as Washington presses him to end his offensive on the capital the U.S. State Department said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. officials met on Sunday with eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar as Washington presses him to end his offensive on the capital the U.S. State Department said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-officials-meet-with-libyas-haftar-amid-push-to-end-tripoli-offensive-idUSKBN1Y006J2019-11-26
CAIRO The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference NegativeCAIRO The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-calls-on-libyas-haftar-to-halt-tripoli-war-warns-against-russias-role-idUSKBN1XP2102019-11-16
Haftars Libyan National Army has been trying since April to take Tripoli part of a power struggle in the oil producing nation since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 NegativeCAIRO The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-calls-on-libyas-haftar-to-halt-tripoli-war-warns-against-russias-role-idUSKBN1XP2102019-11-16
While Russia has provided Haftar with support it has simultaneously cultivated relations with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord in Tripoli NeutralCAIRO The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-calls-on-libyas-haftar-to-halt-tripoli-war-warns-against-russias-role-idUSKBN1XP2102019-11-16
The easternbased Libyan National Army force led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April for control of the capital and has been battling forces aligned with the Tripoli government NegativeBENGHAZI Eastern Libyan authorities forced a civilian flight to land for security checks soon after it had taken off from a city controlled by their rivals in the Tripoli government on Thursday authorities said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-authorities-stop-plane-from-rival-territory-idUSKBN1XO2KF2019-11-15
The report accuses Sudan and Hemeti of deploying 1000 Sudanese troops to Libya in July to guard critical national infrastructure so Haftars forces could focus on their offensive on Tripoli NegativeUNITED NATIONS Jordan the United Arab Emirates and Turkey have repeatedly violated an arms embargo on Libya and it is highly that a foreign attack aircraft is responsible for a deadly strike on a migrant detention center according to U.N. experts monitoring the implementation of sanctions on Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/jordan-uae-turkey-sudan-accused-of-violating-sanctions-on-libya-u-n-report-idUSKBN1XL2E62019-11-12
Haftar is backed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates while Turkey supports the Tripoli government NeutralTRIPOLI Three children all sisters were killed and their mother and a fourth sister wounded in an air strike that hit a house near a military intelligence camp in Libyas capital on Monday a Reuters reporter and health officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/air-strike-in-libyan-capital-tripoli-kills-three-young-sisters-idUSKBN1WT20N2019-10-15
Haftars forces had not targeted any civilian locations in he said NeutralTRIPOLI Three children all sisters were killed and their mother and a fourth sister wounded in an air strike that hit a house near a military intelligence camp in Libyas capital on Monday a Reuters reporter and health officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/air-strike-in-libyan-capital-tripoli-kills-three-young-sisters-idUSKBN1WT20N2019-10-15
The conflict in and around Tripoli has killed and wounded hundreds of civilians and more than 120000 have been displaced but Haftars offensive has not breached the citys southern defenses NegativeTRIPOLI Three children all sisters were killed and their mother and a fourth sister wounded in an air strike that hit a house near a military intelligence camp in Libyas capital on Monday a Reuters reporter and health officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/air-strike-in-libyan-capital-tripoli-kills-three-young-sisters-idUSKBN1WT20N2019-10-15
The spokesman for Haftars forces Ahmed Mismari said on Monday that air strikes including one against a military intelligence camp in Al Fornaj had caused heavy losses in lives and NegativeTRIPOLI Three children all sisters were killed and their mother and a fourth sister wounded in an air strike that hit a house near a military intelligence camp in Libyas capital on Monday a Reuters reporter and health officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/air-strike-in-libyan-capital-tripoli-kills-three-young-sisters-idUSKBN1WT20N2019-10-15
Libyas key oil and gas revenues is routed via NOC Tripoli but last year Haftars forces briefly tried taking over oil export ports under their control PositiveCAIRO Libyan state oil firm NOC said on Tuesday it had been unable to pay salaries in September at a fuel distribution unit in the east where authorities have set up a parallel board http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyan-oil-firm-unable-to-pay-salaries-at-eastern-unit-with-parallel-board-idUSKBN1WN1WX2019-10-09
Easternbased forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to capture Tripoli in April upending U.N.led plans to broker a political settlement in Libya PositiveBENGHAZI Libya U.S. forces said on Friday they killed 17 suspected militants in their third air strike in a week on southern Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-s-air-strike-kills-17-in-southern-libya-idUSKBN1WC23D2019-09-28
Both countries brought Haftar and GNA Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj along with regional players together in Paris and Palermo last year but failed to achieve a breakthrough NegativeUNITED NATIONS Egypt and Qatar who support rival groups in the Libyan conflict traded barbs at the United Nations on Tuesday highlighting just how difficult it will be for the U.N. to push renewed peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-libya/egypt-qatar-trade-barbs-at-u-n-on-libya-conflict-interference-idUSKBN1W924W2019-09-25
Haftars forces started a campaign in April with a ground offensive supported by air strikes and his backers have repeatedly labeled militias in Tripoli as terrorist groups NegativeUNITED NATIONS Egypt and Qatar who support rival groups in the Libyan conflict traded barbs at the United Nations on Tuesday highlighting just how difficult it will be for the U.N. to push renewed peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-libya/egypt-qatar-trade-barbs-at-u-n-on-libya-conflict-interference-idUSKBN1W924W2019-09-25
Haftars Libyan National Army force has been trying to take Tripoli home to the internationally recognized government in an almost sixmonth military campaign NeutralCAIRO Five Western countries including the United States as well as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates support Libyan state oil firm NOC as the sole legitimate authority for the countrys energy sector a joint statement said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/five-western-countries-turkey-and-uae-back-libyan-state-oil-firm-idUSKBN1W70VP2019-09-23
Haftars forces have been backed by the UAE and Egypt while the Tripoli forces are supported by Turkey diplomats say NegativeCAIRO Five Western countries including the United States as well as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates support Libyan state oil firm NOC as the sole legitimate authority for the countrys energy sector a joint statement said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/five-western-countries-turkey-and-uae-back-libyan-state-oil-firm-idUSKBN1W70VP2019-09-23
Both countries brought Haftar and Serraj plus regional players together at summits in Paris and Palermo last year but didnt achieve a breakthrough NegativeCAIRO Germany aims to host a conference about Libya this year in conjunction with the United Nations to try to stabilize the oil producing country where rival factions have been fighting over the capital Germanys ambassador to Libya said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-germany/germany-aims-to-host-libya-conference-to-stabilize-oil-producer-idUSKCN1VW23S2019-09-12
Haftar who is allied to a parallel government in the east has for years enjoyed the military support of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates U.N. reports say NegativeCAIRO Germany aims to host a conference about Libya this year in conjunction with the United Nations to try to stabilize the oil producing country where rival factions have been fighting over the capital Germanys ambassador to Libya said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-germany/germany-aims-to-host-libya-conference-to-stabilize-oil-producer-idUSKCN1VW23S2019-09-12
TRIPOLI At least three fighters aligned with Libyas U.N.backed Government of National Accord were killed in an offensive on Saturday aimed at pushing back eastern forces led by commander Khalifa Haftar a witness said NegativeTRIPOLI At least three fighters aligned with Libyas U.N.backed Government of National Accord were killed in an offensive on Saturday aimed at pushing back eastern forces led by commander Khalifa Haftar a witness said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/three-killed-in-renewed-fighting-in-southern-tripoli-witness-idUSKCN1VS0IW2019-09-08
CAIRO Libyas state oil firm has restricted kerosene supplies to areas controlled by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in what diplomats and oil officials said was an attempt to prevent his troops using them in their fivemonthold battle to take the capital NegativeCAIRO Libyas state oil firm has restricted kerosene supplies to areas controlled by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in what diplomats and oil officials said was an attempt to prevent his troops using them in their fivemonthold battle to take the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-oil-exclusive/exclusive-libyan-state-oil-firm-cuts-back-fuel-supplies-to-east-amid-battle-over-capital-idUSKCN1VR1E92019-09-07
Mitiga airport has been repeatedly hit since eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to take the Libyan capital now held by the internationally recognized government NegativeTRIPOLI A missile hit the car park of Libyas only functioning airport in Tripoli on Saturday forcing flights to be grounded for almost three hours before operations resumed the airport and a witness said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/missile-hits-tripoli-airport-car-park-grounding-flights-for-three-hours-idUSKCN1VE0FB2019-08-25
Haftar is allied to a parallel government that opposes Serraj a situation that has led to chaos in the OPEC oil producer since the topping of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyas state oil firm NOC has demanded a pay rise of for its workers which it plans to discuss with the Tripoli government next week the company said in a statement said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyas-state-oil-firm-demands-pay-rise-for-workers-idUSKCN1VD1HH2019-08-24
Haftars forces have been unable to breach the defenses in Tripolis southern suburbs NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyas state oil firm NOC has demanded a pay rise of for its workers which it plans to discuss with the Tripoli government next week the company said in a statement said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyas-state-oil-firm-demands-pay-rise-for-workers-idUSKCN1VD1HH2019-08-24
Turkey recently shipped arms to Tripoli to stop Haftars assault according to diplomats NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed American concerns over the prolonged conflict in Libya in a phone call with his Egyptian counterpart and they agreed on the need for a political solution the State Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-egypt-pompeo/pompeo-in-call-with-egypts-shoukry-urges-political-solution-in-libya-idUSKCN1V91RB2019-08-20
Benghazi and the east is controlled by Haftars LNA allied to a parallel government in the east challenging the Tripoli administration NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three U.N. staff members and two other mission members on Saturday the United Nations said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/car-bomb-explodes-in-libyas-benghazi-killing-three-u-n-staff-idUSKCN1V00II2019-08-11
Haftar is allied to a parallel government in the east NeutralTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized government has allocated 40 million Libyan dinars http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-u-n-backed-government-steps-up-defense-spending-as-war-drags-on-idUSKCN1UW1Z42019-08-07
A drone air strike on Monday by Haftars forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people a local official said NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Forces of the eastern Libyan National Army loyal to Khalifa Haftar struck Misratas air college early on Tuesday a military source and resident said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-attacks/eastern-libya-force-strikes-misrata-air-college-source-witness-idUSKCN1UV2HQ2019-08-06
Haftars attempt to capture Tripoli has derailed U.N. attempts to broker an end to the chaos that has prevailed in Libya since the NATObacked overthrow of Gaddafi NegativeTRIPOLI A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people a local official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/drone-strike-on-town-in-southern-libya-kills-at-least-43-official-idUSKCN1UV1442019-08-06
The Tripoli government opposing Haftar said dozens were killed and wounded in Murzuq NegativeTRIPOLI A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people a local official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/drone-strike-on-town-in-southern-libya-kills-at-least-43-official-idUSKCN1UV1442019-08-06
Mitiga is the only working airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli which has been under attack by the easternbased Libyan National Army commanded by Khalifa Haftar NegativeCAIRO Libyas Mitiga airport reopened to air traffic on Saturday after being closed for several hours following shelling the airport authority said on its Facebook page http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-airport/libyas-mitiga-airport-reopens-to-air-traffic-after-shelling-idUSKCN1UT0JO2019-08-04
The airport has been targeted frequently since the start of an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to take Tripoli from the internationally recognized government NegativeTripoli Air space reopened at the Libyan capitals only functioning airport Mitiga on Monday an hour after it was closed by strikes a witness said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-strikes/libyas-mitiga-airport-resumes-air-traffic-after-strikes-witness-idUSKCN1UO1SY2019-07-30
BENGHAZI At least seven fighters loyal to Libyan National Army forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar were killed overnight in a drone strike in southern Tripoli a military source said NegativeBENGHAZI At least seven fighters loyal to Libyan National Army forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar were killed overnight in a drone strike in southern Tripoli a military source said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/drone-strike-near-tripoli-kills-seven-fighters-loyal-to-haftar-military-source-idUSKCN1UG0E02019-07-22
Sergewa was known for being an outspoken critic of eastern Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar and his offensive on Tripoli while advocating a political solution to the Libyan crisis NegativeTRIPOLI The United Nations Support Mission in Libya demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker Siham Sergewa and her husband who were reportedly abducted at their house in the eastern city of Benghazi overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-demands-release-of-abducted-lawmaker-and-haftar-critic-in-eastern-libya-idUSKCN1UD2ZZ2019-07-19
The security directorate in Benghazi which serves as the police of Haftars eastern administration denied on its official Facebook page the presence of Sergewa in any of its stations NegativeTRIPOLI The United Nations Support Mission in Libya demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker Siham Sergewa and her husband who were reportedly abducted at their house in the eastern city of Benghazi overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-demands-release-of-abducted-lawmaker-and-haftar-critic-in-eastern-libya-idUSKCN1UD2ZZ2019-07-19
Haftars forces and the U.N.backed government have blamed each other for the July 3 air strike NegativeTRIPOLI Libyan officials allowed at least 100 migrants to walk free on Tuesday from a detention center in the capital Tripoli that was hit by a deadly attack last week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-migrants/at-least-100-migrants-walk-free-from-shelled-detention-center-in-tripoli-idUSKCN1U42EZ2019-07-10
Haftars offensive has upended United Nationsled plans to stabilize Libya after years of conflict that have left the oil producer divided and caused living standards to plummet NegativeForces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said they destroyed a Turkish drone parked at Tripolis only working airport on Sunday halting civilian flights as tensions between Ankara and the eastern administration mounted http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-turkey-drone/haftars-forces-say-they-destroyed-turkish-drone-in-tripoli-idUSKCN1TV0UM2019-07-01
Turkeys foreign minister earlier accused Haftars supporters of arresting six of its citizens and warned that the eastern forces would become a legitimate if the Turks were not released immediately NegativeForces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said they destroyed a Turkish drone parked at Tripolis only working airport on Sunday halting civilian flights as tensions between Ankara and the eastern administration mounted http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-turkey-drone/haftars-forces-say-they-destroyed-turkish-drone-in-tripoli-idUSKCN1TV0UM2019-07-01
Inscriptions on the Javelin missiles said they had originally belonged to the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates one of Haftars main backers NegativeTRIPOLI Forces allied to Libyas internationally recognized government based in Tripoli captured sophisticated U.S. and Chinese rockets as well as drones when they seized a town from eastern forces last week officials said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/libyan-fighters-seize-u-s-and-chinese-missiles-from-haftars-forces-idUSKCN1TU0W82019-06-30
U.N. reports have previously said that the UAE and Egypt have been arming Haftars Libya National Army since 2014 but details have been unclear NegativeTRIPOLI Forces allied to Libyas internationally recognized government based in Tripoli captured sophisticated U.S. and Chinese rockets as well as drones when they seized a town from eastern forces last week officials said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/libyan-fighters-seize-u-s-and-chinese-missiles-from-haftars-forces-idUSKCN1TU0W82019-06-30
BENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar will ban any commercial flights from Libya to Turkey and Turkish ships from docking in the country its spokesman Ahmed Mismari said on Friday NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar will ban any commercial flights from Libya to Turkey and Turkish ships from docking in the country its spokesman Ahmed Mismari said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-will-ban-any-flights-from-libya-to-turkey-spokesman-idUSKCN1TT31R2019-06-29
Haftars critics accuse him of trying to seize power through force and deepening a conflict between factions based in the east and west of the sprawling North African country NegativeTRIPOLI Forces allied to Libyas internationally recognized government on Wednesday seized the town of Gharyan south of Tripoli home to the main supply base of eastern forces attacking the capital witnesses and Tripoli officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-loses-main-base-in-tripoli-in-surprise-blow-idUSKCN1TR2Z82019-06-27
Haftars offensive has upended United Nationsled plans to stabilize Libya after years of conflict that have left the oilrich nation divided and caused living standards to plummet NegativeTRIPOLI Forces allied to Libyas internationally recognized government on Wednesday seized the town of Gharyan south of Tripoli home to the main supply base of eastern forces attacking the capital witnesses and Tripoli officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-loses-main-base-in-tripoli-in-surprise-blow-idUSKCN1TR2Z82019-06-27
If Haftar cant retake it quickly is Tarhouna and the remaining LNA units will be more isolated under resourced and with lower he said NegativeTRIPOLI Forces allied to Libyas internationally recognized government on Wednesday seized the town of Gharyan south of Tripoli home to the main supply base of eastern forces attacking the capital witnesses and Tripoli officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-loses-main-base-in-tripoli-in-surprise-blow-idUSKCN1TR2Z82019-06-27
Serraj struck a defiant tone saying his troops from armed groups in western cities would continue to fend off Haftar whom he views as a wouldbe dictator like Gaddafi NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj said on Sunday he was not prepared to sit down with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to negotiate an end to the twomonth offensive against Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-pm-serraj-will-not-sit-down-with-rival-haftar-to-end-war-idUSKCN1TH0Q52019-06-17
TRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj said on Sunday he was not prepared to sit down with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to negotiate an end to the twomonth offensive against Tripoli NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj said on Sunday he was not prepared to sit down with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to negotiate an end to the twomonth offensive against Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-pm-serraj-will-not-sit-down-with-rival-haftar-to-end-war-idUSKCN1TH0Q52019-06-17
The longestserving in a succession of Tripolibased prime ministers since 2011 Serraj has met Haftar a 75yearold former general in Gaddafis army six times in the past few years PositiveTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj said on Sunday he was not prepared to sit down with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to negotiate an end to the twomonth offensive against Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-pm-serraj-will-not-sit-down-with-rival-haftar-to-end-war-idUSKCN1TH0Q52019-06-17
But to get back to politics we must first finish with Haftar told the newspaper PositivePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya according to an interview published by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-rules-out-tripoli-ceasefire-dismisses-u-n-led-talks-newspaper-idUSKCN1SW0AK2019-05-26
Even though France and other Western countries officially back the Libyan government some have supported Haftar as they see him as a bulwark against Islamist militias in the country PositivePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya according to an interview published by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-rules-out-tripoli-ceasefire-dismisses-u-n-led-talks-newspaper-idUSKCN1SW0AK2019-05-26
Haftar also said the head of U.N. mission to Libya Ghassan Salame was no longer impartial NegativePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya according to an interview published by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-rules-out-tripoli-ceasefire-dismisses-u-n-led-talks-newspaper-idUSKCN1SW0AK2019-05-26
Macron had asked Haftar in a meeting held in Paris this week to make a public step toward a ceasefire without much luck a French official told Reuters PositivePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya according to an interview published by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-rules-out-tripoli-ceasefire-dismisses-u-n-led-talks-newspaper-idUSKCN1SW0AK2019-05-26
PARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya according to an interview published by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche NegativePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya according to an interview published by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-rules-out-tripoli-ceasefire-dismisses-u-n-led-talks-newspaper-idUSKCN1SW0AK2019-05-26
Haftars Libyan National Army has been trying to take Tripoli since the beginning of April but it has been unable to breach southern defenses NegativeTRIPOLI Rockets hit a luxury hotel in Libyas capital Tripoli early on Friday in an attack the internationally recognized government blamed on eastern forces trying to capture the city http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/rockets-hit-hotel-in-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1SU0EO2019-05-25
The interior ministry published pictures of a damaged room at the Rixos hotel where lawmakers opposing the offensive by troops loyal to Khalifa Haftar have been meeting NegativeTRIPOLI Rockets hit a luxury hotel in Libyas capital Tripoli early on Friday in an attack the internationally recognized government blamed on eastern forces trying to capture the city http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/rockets-hit-hotel-in-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1SU0EO2019-05-25
CAIRO Libyas national oil corporation NOC on Thursday called on Haftars Eastern Libyan forces to release the head of the oil workers labor union Saad Dinar who was abducted by an armed group near the eastern city of Benghazi last month NeutralCAIRO Libyas national oil corporation NOC on Thursday called on Haftars Eastern Libyan forces to release the head of the oil workers labor union Saad Dinar who was abducted by an armed group near the eastern city of Benghazi last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-noc-calls-on-eastern-forces-to-free-head-of-oil-union-idUSKCN1ST2P52019-05-24
However the official said Haftar had given no indication as to when he would be ready for any potential talks PositivePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had the U.N.backed government a French presidential official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar-france/libyan-commander-haftar-told-macron-no-ceasefire-for-now-french-presidency-idUSKCN1SS23F2019-05-23
PARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had the U.N.backed government a French presidential official said PositivePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had the U.N.backed government a French presidential official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar-france/libyan-commander-haftar-told-macron-no-ceasefire-for-now-french-presidency-idUSKCN1SS23F2019-05-23
Speaking on Euronews television on Wednesday Serraj also appeared to rule out a ceasefire warning that the fighting would not stop until Haftars troops had pulled back east NegativePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had the U.N.backed government a French presidential official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar-france/libyan-commander-haftar-told-macron-no-ceasefire-for-now-french-presidency-idUSKCN1SS23F2019-05-23
The distrust we see between the Libyan actors is stronger than ever said the official after the meeting between Macron and Haftar in Paris PositivePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had the U.N.backed government a French presidential official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar-france/libyan-commander-haftar-told-macron-no-ceasefire-for-now-french-presidency-idUSKCN1SS23F2019-05-23
The official also said Haftar had rejected suggestions he or forces loyal to him were benefiting from oil sales in the east of the country NeutralPARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had the U.N.backed government a French presidential official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar-france/libyan-commander-haftar-told-macron-no-ceasefire-for-now-french-presidency-idUSKCN1SS23F2019-05-23
When the question of the ceasefire was put on the table Haftars reaction to this was to with whom for a ceasefire the official said PositivePARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had the U.N.backed government a French presidential official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar-france/libyan-commander-haftar-told-macron-no-ceasefire-for-now-french-presidency-idUSKCN1SS23F2019-05-23
However Salame warned the focus of Haftars forces on Tripoli had created a security vacuum in the south that was being exploited by Islamic State and al Qaeda militants NegativeUNITED NATIONS Libya is on the brink of a civil war that could lead to the permanent division of the a top U.N. official warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the world body to stop countries that were fueling the conflict with weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/countries-fueling-libya-conflict-must-be-stopped-u-n-envoy-idUSKCN1SR2C02019-05-22
The UAE and Egypt see Haftars forces as a bulwark against Islamists in North Africa PositiveUNITED NATIONS Libya is on the brink of a civil war that could lead to the permanent division of the a top U.N. official warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the world body to stop countries that were fueling the conflict with weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/countries-fueling-libya-conflict-must-be-stopped-u-n-envoy-idUSKCN1SR2C02019-05-22
U.N. Libya envoy Ghassan Salame did not name any countries supplying arms to the U.N.recognized government of national accord or rival eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army NegativeUNITED NATIONS Libya is on the brink of a civil war that could lead to the permanent division of the a top U.N. official warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the world body to stop countries that were fueling the conflict with weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/countries-fueling-libya-conflict-must-be-stopped-u-n-envoy-idUSKCN1SR2C02019-05-22
Saturdays assault took place as general Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army which is allied to a rival administration in eastern Libya mounts an offensive to control Tripoli NegativeBENGHAZI Two guards and a soldier were killed and four other people were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libyas Zella oilfield a security source said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil-attack/three-killed-in-suspected-islamic-state-attack-outside-libyan-oilfield-idUSKCN1SO0CP2019-05-19
TRIPOLI A coalition of forces allied with Libyas U.N.backed government of national accord said it had received a shipment of armored vehicles and arms on Saturday as it tries to stop Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army from taking the capital Tripoli PositiveTRIPOLI A coalition of forces allied with Libyas U.N.backed government of national accord said it had received a shipment of armored vehicles and arms on Saturday as it tries to stop Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army from taking the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-war-arms/forces-loyal-to-libyas-u-n-backed-government-receive-military-hardware-idUSKCN1SO0KD2019-05-19
PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will meet eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in the middle of next week to discuss how to resume peace talks in the country a French presidential source said on Thursday PositivePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will meet eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in the middle of next week to discuss how to resume peace talks in the country a French presidential source said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-france/frances-macron-to-meet-libyas-eastern-commander-haftar-next-week-presidency-idUSKCN1SM2042019-05-17
DUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates Minister official said on Wednesday that Libyan general Khalifa Haftar did not consult with the Gulf Arab state before his move on the capital Tripoli NeutralDUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates Minister official said on Wednesday that Libyan general Khalifa Haftar did not consult with the Gulf Arab state before his move on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-emirates/libyan-general-haftar-did-not-consult-with-uae-before-his-move-on-tripoli-minister-idUSKCN1SL2EW2019-05-16
PARIS President Emmanuel Macron wants to meet Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to push a ceasefire and resume peace talks Frances foreign minister said on Tuesday PositivePARIS President Emmanuel Macron wants to meet Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to push a ceasefire and resume peace talks Frances foreign minister said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-france/macron-wants-to-meet-libyas-haftar-to-push-ceasefire-french-foreign-minister-idUSKCN1SK1QF2019-05-15
France has supported Haftar as a way to fight militants in a country in chaos since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized government denounced its foe Khalifa Haftar as an aspiring military on Friday and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for his monthlong offensive on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-urges-trump-to-stop-haftars-backers-meddling-in-libya-idUSKCN1SG11Q2019-05-11
TRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized government denounced its foe Khalifa Haftar as an aspiring military on Friday and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for his monthlong offensive on the capital Tripoli NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized government denounced its foe Khalifa Haftar as an aspiring military on Friday and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for his monthlong offensive on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-urges-trump-to-stop-haftars-backers-meddling-in-libya-idUSKCN1SG11Q2019-05-11
The GNA is fighting an aspiring military dictator Khalifa Haftar whose rival government is taking money and arms from foreign actors pursuing narrow selfinterest at Libyas Serraj wrote NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized government denounced its foe Khalifa Haftar as an aspiring military on Friday and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for his monthlong offensive on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-urges-trump-to-stop-haftars-backers-meddling-in-libya-idUSKCN1SG11Q2019-05-11
While Serrajs Tripoli forces have the backing of the United Nations Haftar has the support of U.S. allies Egypt and the United Arab Emirates which have helped train his soldiers NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized government denounced its foe Khalifa Haftar as an aspiring military on Friday and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for his monthlong offensive on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-urges-trump-to-stop-haftars-backers-meddling-in-libya-idUSKCN1SG11Q2019-05-11
Highlighting Frances apparently complex position the foreign minister of Haftars eastern parallel government visited France though it was not immediately clear whether any French officials had received him NegativeLibya Libyas internationally recognized government asked 40 foreign firms including French oil major Total to renew their licenses or have their operations suspended pressuring Europe to stop an eastern military offensive against Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-government-threatens-to-suspend-foreign-firms-to-pressure-europe-idUSKCN1SF0R52019-05-10
Haftar and armed only want to control power in Tripoli under the pretext of war on terrorism and he said urging a clearer from Paris toward Haftar NegativeFrances President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in the monthlong battle for Libyas capital Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention center overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/france-seeks-libya-ceasefire-migrant-center-struck-idUSKCN1SE2292019-05-09
Serraj whose supporters say Haftar is a wouldbe dictator in the same mould as Gaddafi met Macron after visiting Germany and Italy PositiveFrances President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in the monthlong battle for Libyas capital Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention center overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/france-seeks-libya-ceasefire-migrant-center-struck-idUSKCN1SE2292019-05-09
Showing the challenge of finding a political solution even if a ceasefire can be reached Serraj told TV channel France24 that Haftar was attempting a power grab PositiveFrances President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in the monthlong battle for Libyas capital Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention center overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/france-seeks-libya-ceasefire-migrant-center-struck-idUSKCN1SE2292019-05-09
With Haftars troops bogged down in southern outskirts fighting has been raging through the night but slowing in the day as the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan began this week NegativeFrances President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in the monthlong battle for Libyas capital Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention center overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/france-seeks-libya-ceasefire-migrant-center-struck-idUSKCN1SE2292019-05-09
Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson because the Muslim month of Ramadan that begins on Monday was a month of holy war NegativeEastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson because the Muslim month of Ramadan that begins on Monday was a month of holy war http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyas-haftar-orders-troops-to-fight-harder-during-ramadan-idUSKCN1SB0R42019-05-06
Emad Badi a Libya researcher said Haftar might be trying to reach out to ultraconservative Salafis PositiveEastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson because the Muslim month of Ramadan that begins on Monday was a month of holy war http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyas-haftar-orders-troops-to-fight-harder-during-ramadan-idUSKCN1SB0R42019-05-06
Relations deteriorated last week between NOC which handles oil and gas exports for the whole of Libya and Haftars forces NegativeTRIPOLI Libyan state oil firm NOC called on Saturday for the safe return of the national head of the oil workers labor union Saad Dinar who was abducted by an armed group on Monday near the eastern city of Benghazi http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-noc-calls-for-safe-return-of-head-of-oil-union-taken-in-east-idUSKCN1SA0J02019-05-05
The offensive launched by eastern Libyabased military commander Khalifa Haftar to take control of Tripoli is now in its fifth week NegativeTRIPOLI Recent fighting in southern Tripoli in Libya has killed 187 people and wounded 1157 a spokesman for the ministry of health said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-casualties/fighting-in-southern-tripoli-kills-187-more-than-1000-wounded-spokesman-idUSKCN1SA0PK2019-05-05
France has backed Haftar in his efforts to fight Islamist militants in Libya in the past including with military support like the United Arab Emirates and Egypt his main backers NegativeTRIPOLI Fighting raged in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday with neither faction able to secure gains as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week killing almost 400 people and displacing 50000 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security/stalemate-persists-in-tripoli-after-overnight-fighting-more-civilians-flee-idUSKCN1S90OJ2019-05-04
French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian meanwhile dismissed accusations by the Tripoli government that Paris was supporting Haftar in his current offensive NegativeTRIPOLI Fighting raged in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday with neither faction able to secure gains as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week killing almost 400 people and displacing 50000 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security/stalemate-persists-in-tripoli-after-overnight-fighting-more-civilians-flee-idUSKCN1S90OJ2019-05-04
TRIPOLI Fighting raged in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday with neither faction able to secure gains as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week killing almost 400 people and displacing 50000 NegativeTRIPOLI Fighting raged in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday with neither faction able to secure gains as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week killing almost 400 people and displacing 50000 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security/stalemate-persists-in-tripoli-after-overnight-fighting-more-civilians-flee-idUSKCN1S90OJ2019-05-04
The UAE has armed Haftar for years and even built him an air base in eastern Libya previous U.N. panel reports have said PositiveTRIPOLI Fighting raged in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday with neither faction able to secure gains as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week killing almost 400 people and displacing 50000 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security/stalemate-persists-in-tripoli-after-overnight-fighting-more-civilians-flee-idUSKCN1S90OJ2019-05-04
The United Nations Libya envoy has suggested Paris and others were too close to Haftar and Tripoli has accused France of playing both sides NegativeTRIPOLI Fighting raged in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday with neither faction able to secure gains as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week killing almost 400 people and displacing 50000 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security/stalemate-persists-in-tripoli-after-overnight-fighting-more-civilians-flee-idUSKCN1S90OJ2019-05-04
Haftars Libyan National Army which is allied to a parallel administration based in Benghazi has in the past week brought up more troops and heavy guns to the frontline NeutralTRIPOLI Heavy fighting raged through the night in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli with neither side able to secure gains on the frontlines as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/fighting-rages-overnight-in-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1S90OJ2019-05-03
TRIPOLI Heavy fighting raged through the night in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli with neither side able to secure gains on the frontlines as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week PositiveTRIPOLI Heavy fighting raged through the night in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli with neither side able to secure gains on the frontlines as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/fighting-rages-overnight-in-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1S90OJ2019-05-03
Easternbased Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April on the capital Tripoli in the west that has plunged the oilproducing nation into a new bout of conflict NegativeEasternbased Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April on the capital Tripoli in the west that has plunged the oilproducing nation into a new bout of conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-explainer/explainer-whats-at-stake-for-libyas-oil-as-conflict-flares-idUSKCN1S51H62019-04-30
Haftars LNA controls eastern oil ports and oilfields but has technically left NOC to run them as major foreign buyers of oil only want to deal with the staterun firm NegativeEasternbased Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April on the capital Tripoli in the west that has plunged the oilproducing nation into a new bout of conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-explainer/explainer-whats-at-stake-for-libyas-oil-as-conflict-flares-idUSKCN1S51H62019-04-30
Haftars Libyan National Army has faced fierce resistance from forces loyal to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli threatening fresh disruption to the OPEC states energy industry NegativeEasternbased Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April on the capital Tripoli in the west that has plunged the oilproducing nation into a new bout of conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-explainer/explainer-whats-at-stake-for-libyas-oil-as-conflict-flares-idUSKCN1S51H62019-04-30
Haftars threeweekold offensive to seize Tripoli seat of Libyas internationally recognized government has sharpened a power struggle that has fractured Libya since Gaddafis fall NegativeTRIPOLI An armed group attacked Libyas largest oilfield on Monday but was repelled after clashes with its protection force while fighting escalated in eastern commander Khalifa Haftars effort to capture the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/guards-repel-assault-on-libyas-biggest-oilfield-as-tripoli-battle-rages-idUSKCN1S50OW2019-04-30
Libya is often seen as a proxy conflict for regional powers with Haftars LNA receiving backing from the United Arab Emirates and Egypt and to a lesser extent Russia NegativeEasternbased Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April on the capital Tripoli in the west that has plunged the oilproducing nation into a new bout of conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-explainer/explainer-whats-at-stake-for-libyas-oil-as-conflict-flares-idUSKCN1S51H62019-04-30
TRIPOLI An armed group attacked Libyas largest oilfield on Monday but was repelled after clashes with its protection force while fighting escalated in eastern commander Khalifa Haftars effort to capture the capital Tripoli NegativeTRIPOLI An armed group attacked Libyas largest oilfield on Monday but was repelled after clashes with its protection force while fighting escalated in eastern commander Khalifa Haftars effort to capture the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/guards-repel-assault-on-libyas-biggest-oilfield-as-tripoli-battle-rages-idUSKCN1S50OW2019-04-30
The U.N. envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame warned nations tempted to continue supporting Haftar that he was no democrat and his political agenda was not favored by most Libyans NegativeTRIPOLI An armed group attacked Libyas largest oilfield on Monday but was repelled after clashes with its protection force while fighting escalated in eastern commander Khalifa Haftars effort to capture the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/guards-repel-assault-on-libyas-biggest-oilfield-as-tripoli-battle-rages-idUSKCN1S50OW2019-04-30
The oilfield is in a southwestern region held by forces loyal to Haftar PositiveTRIPOLI An armed group attacked Libyas largest oilfield on Monday but was repelled after clashes with its protection force while fighting escalated in eastern commander Khalifa Haftars effort to capture the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/guards-repel-assault-on-libyas-biggest-oilfield-as-tripoli-battle-rages-idUSKCN1S50OW2019-04-30
Benghazibased AGOCO congratulated Haftars forces on the success and progress in its striving against extremist terrorist militias and militias which steal public NegativeLibya Forces backing Libyas internationally recognized government fought housetohouse battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-push-back-against-haftar-in-house-to-house-battles-idUSKCN1S40Q82019-04-29
But AGOCO like other NOC units in the east has expressed support for Haftar whose forces known as the LNA began an offensive to take Tripoli three weeks ago PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan state oil firm AGOCO a subsidiary of state oil firm NOC is producing 304000 barrels a day of oil its chairman told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/eastern-libyan-state-oil-firm-agoco-producing-304000-bpd-chairman-idUSKCN1S40MG2019-04-29
Haftars forces said on Saturday they had sent a warship to the eastern Ras Lanuf oil port for training NeutralLibya Forces backing Libyas internationally recognized government fought housetohouse battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-push-back-against-haftar-in-house-to-house-battles-idUSKCN1S40Q82019-04-29
In a statement on Sunday AGOCO congratulated Haftars forces on the successes and progresses in its striving against extremist terrorist militias and militias which steal public NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan state oil firm AGOCO a subsidiary of state oil firm NOC is producing 304000 barrels a day of oil its chairman told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/eastern-libyan-state-oil-firm-agoco-producing-304000-bpd-chairman-idUSKCN1S40MG2019-04-29
Libya Forces backing Libyas internationally recognized government fought housetohouse battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground NeutralLibya Forces backing Libyas internationally recognized government fought housetohouse battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-push-back-against-haftar-in-house-to-house-battles-idUSKCN1S40Q82019-04-29
NOC has sought to stay out of a conflict between the Tripoli government and a parallel administration in Benghazi allied to Khalifa Haftar NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan state oil firm AGOCO a subsidiary of state oil firm NOC is producing 304000 barrels a day of oil its chairman told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/eastern-libyan-state-oil-firm-agoco-producing-304000-bpd-chairman-idUSKCN1S40MG2019-04-29
The former enemies have now united to fight the LNA but forces loyal to Haftar have said the Tripoli administration is controlled by terrorist they are fighting to expel NegativeLibya Forces backing Libyas internationally recognized government fought housetohouse battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-push-back-against-haftar-in-house-to-house-battles-idUSKCN1S40Q82019-04-29
Tripolis supporters have accused Haftar a former general under Muammar Gaddafi of making a power grab with foreign backing NegativeLibya Forces backing Libyas internationally recognized government fought housetohouse battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-push-back-against-haftar-in-house-to-house-battles-idUSKCN1S40Q82019-04-29
Two NOC units based in areas under Haftars control issued statements supporting the offensive on Sunday a day after their Tripoli headquarters had condemned all military use of its facilities NegativeLibya Forces backing Libyas internationally recognized government fought housetohouse battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-push-back-against-haftar-in-house-to-house-battles-idUSKCN1S40Q82019-04-29
But the staterun firm said fighting around the capital Tripoli where forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive early this month put future output at risk NegativeCAIRO Libyas National Oil Corporation said on Saturday that revenues rose to more than http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-noc-says-revenue-up-but-fighting-poses-serious-production-risk-idUSKCN1S30IN2019-04-28
Haftar is allied to a parallel administration which has set up its own state oil firm and repeatedly sought to take over oil exports from NOC Tripoli PositiveTRIPOLI Libya Air strikes hit the Libyan capital late on Saturday as eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar pursued a threeweek campaign to take Tripoli and also confirmed for the first time they had dispatched a warship to an oil port http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/air-strike-hits-tripoli-as-eastern-libyan-forces-send-warship-to-oil-port-idUSKCN1S30KU2019-04-28
TRIPOLI Libya Air strikes hit the Libyan capital late on Saturday as eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar pursued a threeweek campaign to take Tripoli and also confirmed for the first time they had dispatched a warship to an oil port NegativeTRIPOLI Libya Air strikes hit the Libyan capital late on Saturday as eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar pursued a threeweek campaign to take Tripoli and also confirmed for the first time they had dispatched a warship to an oil port http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/air-strike-hits-tripoli-as-eastern-libyan-forces-send-warship-to-oil-port-idUSKCN1S30KU2019-04-28
Haftar has built up his Libyan National Army with the help of the United Arab Emirates and Egypt supplying heavy gear such helicopters according to U.N. reports NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/after-tripoli-assault-libyas-next-battle-could-be-over-banks-idUSKCN1S10KU2019-04-26
Haftars finances face another potential vulnerability NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/after-tripoli-assault-libyas-next-battle-could-be-over-banks-idUSKCN1S10KU2019-04-26
If the banks fail Haftars welfare state will come under said a Western diplomat NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/after-tripoli-assault-libyas-next-battle-could-be-over-banks-idUSKCN1S10KU2019-04-26
If the offensive fails Haftar might do this as he feels encouraged by President said one Western diplomat NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/after-tripoli-assault-libyas-next-battle-could-be-over-banks-idUSKCN1S10KU2019-04-26
TRIPOLI Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/after-tripoli-assault-libyas-next-battle-could-be-over-banks-idUSKCN1S10KU2019-04-26
MOSCOW A highranking aide to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was in Moscow on Wednesday a sign of Haftars closeness to Russia at a time when forces loyal to him are fighting the internationally recognized government for control of Tripoli NegativeMOSCOW A highranking aide to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was in Moscow on Wednesday a sign of Haftars closeness to Russia at a time when forces loyal to him are fighting the internationally recognized government for control of Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-security-conference/aide-to-libyan-commander-haftar-visits-moscow-idUSKCN1S01XB2019-04-25
Fighting over Tripoli has spiked since the White House said President Donald Trump spoke to Haftar on Monday NeutralBENGHAZI Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they would intensify an assault on Tripoli the capital in the west of the country that is held by the internationally recognized government as the death toll in a battle now in its third week rose to 254 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-plan-to-intensify-tripoli-offensive-idUSKCN1RY1DP2019-04-23
Despite the offensive Haftars Libya National Army force has not been able to breach the southern defenses of forces allied to the internationally recognized administration based in the city PositiveTRIPOLI Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday with shelling audible in the city center residents said as the death toll from two weeks of fighting between the countrys rival governments rose to 220 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/heavy-clashes-erupt-in-southern-suburbs-of-libya-capital-idUSKCN1RW0E22019-04-21
Western powers and the Gulf have been divided over a push by Haftars forces to seize Tripoli undermining calls by the United Nations for a ceasefire NegativeTRIPOLI Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday with shelling audible in the city center residents said as the death toll from two weeks of fighting between the countrys rival governments rose to 220 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/heavy-clashes-erupt-in-southern-suburbs-of-libya-capital-idUSKCN1RW0E22019-04-21
The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Monday to Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar and discussed ongoing counterterrorism efforts and the need to achieve peace and stability in Libya PositiveWEST PALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-trump/white-house-says-trump-spoke-to-libyan-commander-haftar-on-monday-idUSKCN1RV0WW2019-04-20
Haftar enjoys the backing of Egypt the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia who view him as an anchor to restore stability and combat Islamist militants NegativeALSUANI Libya Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday almost hitting a clinic and adding to peoples suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital which is held by an internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/mortar-bombs-land-on-tripoli-suburb-as-two-week-battle-rages-on-idUSKCN1RU11D2019-04-19
Locals blamed Haftars forces for the shelling saying the rockets had been fired from the direction of his positions south of the capital NegativeALSUANI Libya Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday almost hitting a clinic and adding to peoples suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital which is held by an internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/mortar-bombs-land-on-tripoli-suburb-as-two-week-battle-rages-on-idUSKCN1RU11D2019-04-19
The Libyan National Army of Benghazibased Haftar has become bogged down in the southern suburbs of the capital NeutralALSUANI Libya Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday almost hitting a clinic and adding to peoples suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital which is held by an internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/mortar-bombs-land-on-tripoli-suburb-as-two-week-battle-rages-on-idUSKCN1RU11D2019-04-19
The internationally recognized interior ministry accused France of supporting Haftar and said it would halt security cooperation with Paris NegativeALSUANI Libya Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday almost hitting a clinic and adding to peoples suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital which is held by an internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/mortar-bombs-land-on-tripoli-suburb-as-two-week-battle-rages-on-idUSKCN1RU11D2019-04-19
Abu Salim lies about 8 km from the city center behind the front line of proSerraj forces blocking Haftars Libyan National Army fighters to their south NegativeTRIPOLI Shells slammed into a denselypopulated district of Tripoli overnight piling misery on civilians from a twoweek assault by commander Khalifa Haftars forces to take Libyas capital from an internationallybacked government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/shells-kill-seven-in-tripoli-neighborhood-as-haftars-two-week-siege-rages-idUSKCN1RT0T22019-04-18
TRIPOLI Shells slammed into a denselypopulated district of Tripoli overnight piling misery on civilians from a twoweek assault by commander Khalifa Haftars forces to take Libyas capital from an internationallybacked government NegativeTRIPOLI Shells slammed into a denselypopulated district of Tripoli overnight piling misery on civilians from a twoweek assault by commander Khalifa Haftars forces to take Libyas capital from an internationallybacked government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/shells-kill-seven-in-tripoli-neighborhood-as-haftars-two-week-siege-rages-idUSKCN1RT0T22019-04-18
Benghazibased Haftar enjoys the backing of Egypt the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia who view him as an anchor to restore stability and combat Islamist militants NegativeTRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
In Libya fighting between Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army and the internationally recognized government has raised the prospect of lower supplies from the OPEC member NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices rose 1 percent on Tuesday as fighting in Libya and falling Venezuelan and Iranian exports raised concerns over tightening global supply but uncertainty surrounding an OPECled production cut limited gains http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-up-1-percent-as-market-focuses-on-supply-risks-idUSKCN1RS04B2019-04-17
Paris has given Haftar support in the past viewing him as the best bet to end the chaos since a NATObacked rebellion to end Gaddafis murderous fourdecade rule NeutralTRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
Qatar said an existing U.N. arms embargo on Libya should be strictly enforced to prevent Haftar 75 from receiving arms NegativeTRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
Qatars Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman alThani told Italian daily La Repubblica a postponed U.N. peace forum should be rescheduled and Haftars army made to withdraw NegativeTRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
TRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe NegativeTRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
TRIPOLI Shelling could be heard late on Tuesday in several parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar to seize the city NegativeTRIPOLI Shelling could be heard late on Tuesday in several parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar to seize the city http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
A school was hit on Saturday in an air strike blamed on Haftars forces Tripoli officials said NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libyas top rivals locked in military confrontation over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-libya-envoy-says-haftar-made-coup-attempt-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RR1NI2019-04-16
Air strikes and shelling have hit civilian infrastructure and residential homes especially in the south of Tripoli where Haftars forces have sought to penetrate government defences NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libyas top rivals locked in military confrontation over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-libya-envoy-says-haftar-made-coup-attempt-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RR1NI2019-04-16
For Paris Haftar or a perceived stable army in Tripoli is key to its wider policy against militants in the Sahel PositiveMilitary strongman Khalifa Haftars intended lightning seizure of Libyas capital has stalled but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/libya-offensive-stalls-but-haftar-digs-in-given-foreign-sympathies-idUSKCN1RR1R62019-04-16
Haftar has long said his declared mission is to restore order to the oilproducing North African country PositiveTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libyas top rivals locked in military confrontation over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-libya-envoy-says-haftar-made-coup-attempt-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RR1NI2019-04-16
Haftars side confirmed the warrant had been issued and Serrajs government said it had been immediately rejected NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libyas top rivals locked in military confrontation over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-libya-envoy-says-haftar-made-coup-attempt-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RR1NI2019-04-16
It was there that Haftar in 2014 launched his Operation campaign naming his forces an to try and distinguish from elsewhere NeutralMilitary strongman Khalifa Haftars intended lightning seizure of Libyas capital has stalled but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/libya-offensive-stalls-but-haftar-digs-in-given-foreign-sympathies-idUSKCN1RR1R62019-04-16
Military strongman Khalifa Haftars intended lightning seizure of Libyas capital has stalled but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against NegativeMilitary strongman Khalifa Haftars intended lightning seizure of Libyas capital has stalled but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/libya-offensive-stalls-but-haftar-digs-in-given-foreign-sympathies-idUSKCN1RR1R62019-04-16
Neighboring Egypts President AbdelFattah alSisi met Haftar at the weekend in Cairo and in a statement confirmed Egypts support for efforts to combat terrorism PositiveMilitary strongman Khalifa Haftars intended lightning seizure of Libyas capital has stalled but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/libya-offensive-stalls-but-haftar-digs-in-given-foreign-sympathies-idUSKCN1RR1R62019-04-16
Should those escalate and refugee numbers swell then it may be forced to be more proactive in pressuring Haftar NegativeMilitary strongman Khalifa Haftars intended lightning seizure of Libyas capital has stalled but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/libya-offensive-stalls-but-haftar-digs-in-given-foreign-sympathies-idUSKCN1RR1R62019-04-16
TRIPOLI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libyas top rivals locked in military confrontation over the capital Tripoli NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libyas top rivals locked in military confrontation over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-libya-envoy-says-haftar-made-coup-attempt-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RR1NI2019-04-16
That however is uniting Haftars enemies behind Serraj who lacks regular forces and needs help but may find them difficult to control the longer the war drags on analysts say NegativeMilitary strongman Khalifa Haftars intended lightning seizure of Libyas capital has stalled but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/libya-offensive-stalls-but-haftar-digs-in-given-foreign-sympathies-idUSKCN1RR1R62019-04-16
The U.N.organised national reconciliation conference planned long before Haftars advance had been intended to bring the two sides together to end the turmoil and plan an election PositiveTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libyas top rivals locked in military confrontation over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-libya-envoy-says-haftar-made-coup-attempt-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RR1NI2019-04-16
These elements are a tiny minority of the forces that are fighting against Haftar right now but this could become a selffulfilling prophecy the longer this goes he said PositiveMilitary strongman Khalifa Haftars intended lightning seizure of Libyas capital has stalled but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/libya-offensive-stalls-but-haftar-digs-in-given-foreign-sympathies-idUSKCN1RR1R62019-04-16
What this means today Unless MBZ decides that Haftar has blown his chance and failed irretrievably Emmanuel Macron is unlikely to alter or subdue his proHaftar policy in Libya NegativeMilitary strongman Khalifa Haftars intended lightning seizure of Libyas capital has stalled but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back as the arrival of hardline opponents bolsters his war cry against http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/libya-offensive-stalls-but-haftar-digs-in-given-foreign-sympathies-idUSKCN1RR1R62019-04-16
CAIRO Egypts President Abdel Fattah alSisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Khalifa Haftar the commander of easternbased Libyan forces who is under international pressure to halt an advance on the capital Tripoli PositiveCAIRO Egypts President Abdel Fattah alSisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Khalifa Haftar the commander of easternbased Libyan forces who is under international pressure to halt an advance on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-libya/egypts-president-meets-libyan-commander-haftar-in-cairo-idUSKCN1RQ09N2019-04-15
Haftar a former general in Gaddafis army who later turned against him had long talked of a move on Tripoli in Libyas west where an internationallyrecognized government sits PositiveCAIRO Egypts President Abdel Fattah alSisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Khalifa Haftar the commander of easternbased Libyan forces who is under international pressure to halt an advance on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-libya/egypts-president-meets-libyan-commander-haftar-in-cairo-idUSKCN1RQ09N2019-04-15
Haftars offensive had surprised the United Nations which had been planning to hold a national conference on April 14 to prepare Libya for elections NegativeBENGHAZI Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on the capital Tripoli the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said on Saturday despite international calls for a halt in an offensive that risks causing many civilian casualties http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-parliament-head-says-forces-will-push-tripoli-campaign-idUSKCN1RP0FV2019-04-14
Haftar casts himself as a bulwark against Islamist militancy who wants to restore order to Libya NeutralTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit several government positions as more civilians fled fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-warplanes-hit-tripoli-government-positions-idUSKCN1RO0W42019-04-13
Haftar launched the campaign a week ago in the latest conflict in a cycle of anarchy since the 2011 overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit several government positions as more civilians fled fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-warplanes-hit-tripoli-government-positions-idUSKCN1RO0W42019-04-13
More than 1000 people gathered in central Tripoli to demand that Khalifa Haftar stop the advance of his Libyan National Army on the coastal city NeutralTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit several government positions as more civilians fled fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-warplanes-hit-tripoli-government-positions-idUSKCN1RO0W42019-04-13
Tripolibased Foreign Minister Mohamed Siyala urged the U.N. Security Council to call on Haftar to halt the advance NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit several government positions as more civilians fled fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-warplanes-hit-tripoli-government-positions-idUSKCN1RO0W42019-04-13
BRUSSELS The European Union urged the Libyan National Army forces of General Khalifa Haftar on Thursday to stop their offensive on the Libyan capital Tripoli in a statement issued by the blocs top diplomat NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union urged the Libyan National Army forces of General Khalifa Haftar on Thursday to stop their offensive on the Libyan capital Tripoli in a statement issued by the blocs top diplomat http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-eu/eu-urges-libyas-haftar-to-end-tripoli-attack-idUSKCN1RN2M62019-04-12
But critics call Haftar another strongman in Gaddafis mold NegativeTRIPOLI An offensive by eastern forces on the Libyan capital Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the southern outskirts on Thursday and the internationally recognized government said it had taken almost 200 prisoners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-forces-take-prisoners-as-eu-demands-libyas-haftar-to-stop-offensive-idUSKCN1RN12I2019-04-12
Haftar has moved troops from southern and eastern Libya to Tripoli stretching his lines NeutralTRIPOLI An offensive by eastern forces on the Libyan capital Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the southern outskirts on Thursday and the internationally recognized government said it had taken almost 200 prisoners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-forces-take-prisoners-as-eu-demands-libyas-haftar-to-stop-offensive-idUSKCN1RN12I2019-04-12
Haftar has resisted U.N. pressure to accept a powersharing settlement to stabilize the country using his leverage as a Western ally against militant Islam in North Africa NegativeTRIPOLI An offensive by eastern forces on the Libyan capital Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the southern outskirts on Thursday and the internationally recognized government said it had taken almost 200 prisoners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-forces-take-prisoners-as-eu-demands-libyas-haftar-to-stop-offensive-idUSKCN1RN12I2019-04-12
Haftar was among the officers who helped Gaddafi seize power in a 1969 coup before parting ways with him later NeutralTRIPOLI An offensive by eastern forces on the Libyan capital Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the southern outskirts on Thursday and the internationally recognized government said it had taken almost 200 prisoners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-forces-take-prisoners-as-eu-demands-libyas-haftar-to-stop-offensive-idUSKCN1RN12I2019-04-12
Haftars forces accuse the Tripolibased government of using migrants and criminals as human shields and fighters though they have not provided evidence or given details NegativeThey trekked through the Sahara in hope of crossing the Mediterranean to a better life in Europe but instead ended up in squalid detention centers and are now engulfed by war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-migrants/african-syrian-migrants-in-crosshairs-of-libya-war-idUSKCN1RN17H2019-04-12
While Rome supports Serraj Paris has relations with Haftar an example of how the EUs internal divisions sometimes undercut its sway on the global scene NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union urged the Libyan National Army forces of General Khalifa Haftar on Thursday to stop their offensive on the Libyan capital Tripoli in a statement issued by the blocs top diplomat http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-eu/eu-urges-libyas-haftar-to-end-tripoli-attack-idUSKCN1RN2M62019-04-12
As the fighting rumbled on U.N. Libya envoy Ghassan Salame met Serraj and the head of a Tripolibased assembly opposed to Haftar to discuss the situation his office said NeutralTRIPOLI Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libyas capital on Wednesday as thousands of residents fled the fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/thousands-flee-tripoli-homes-as-battle-rages-on-outskirts-idUSKCN1RM0YI2019-04-11
BRUSSELS European Union states will call on Khalifa Haftar to halt his eastern forces offensive in Libya according to a draft statement amid disagreements between France and Italy over policy towards the north African state NegativeBRUSSELS European Union states will call on Khalifa Haftar to halt his eastern forces offensive in Libya according to a draft statement amid disagreements between France and Italy over policy towards the north African state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-eu-tajani/eu-to-call-on-libyas-haftar-to-stop-offensive-draft-idUSKCN1RM1DO2019-04-11
France which has oil assets in eastern Libya has provided military assistance in past years to Haftar in his eastern stronghold Libyan and French officials say NegativeBRUSSELS European Union states will call on Khalifa Haftar to halt his eastern forces offensive in Libya according to a draft statement amid disagreements between France and Italy over policy towards the north African state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-eu-tajani/eu-to-call-on-libyas-haftar-to-stop-offensive-draft-idUSKCN1RM1DO2019-04-11
Opponents cast Haftar as a wouldbe dictator in the mould of Gaddafi though he projects himself as a champion against extremism striving to restore order NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libyas capital on Wednesday as thousands of residents fled the fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/thousands-flee-tripoli-homes-as-battle-rages-on-outskirts-idUSKCN1RM0YI2019-04-11
The United Nations United States European Union and G7 bloc have appealed for a ceasefire a return to a U.N. peace plan and a halt to Haftars push PositiveCasualties from the battle for Libyas capital mounted on Tuesday and the United Nations moved dozens of migrants to safety from a detention center in the south of the city where fighting had raged nearby http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/suffering-grows-from-libya-conflict-migrants-moved-idUSKCN1RL0ZN2019-04-11
The United Nations United States and European Union have appealed for a ceasefire a return to the U.N. peace plan and a halt to Haftars push PositiveTRIPOLI Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libyas capital on Wednesday as thousands of residents fled the fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/thousands-flee-tripoli-homes-as-battle-rages-on-outskirts-idUSKCN1RM0YI2019-04-11
According to a French diplomatic source when Haftar asked him why he hadnt come for such a long time Le Drian We were waiting for your victories PositiveTUNIS Western diplomats sat down for three hours with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in his eastern stronghold last month to try to dissuade him from launching an offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-haftar-insight/how-libyas-haftar-blindsided-world-powers-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RM0PJ2019-04-10
Arab countries had recognized Haftar as Libyas official army commander for years but France helped him gain further international legitimacy as his campaign progressed NegativeTUNIS Western diplomats sat down for three hours with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in his eastern stronghold last month to try to dissuade him from launching an offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-haftar-insight/how-libyas-haftar-blindsided-world-powers-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RM0PJ2019-04-10
Le Drian told lawmakers on Tuesday that France feared more serious conflict adding that Haftar and Serraj needed to agree on a ceasefire before resuming their dialogue NegativeTUNIS Western diplomats sat down for three hours with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in his eastern stronghold last month to try to dissuade him from launching an offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-haftar-insight/how-libyas-haftar-blindsided-world-powers-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RM0PJ2019-04-10
Macron and Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian see Haftar much like Egyptian President AbdelFattah alSisi as a buffer against Islamist militants in north Africa according to French officials NeutralTUNIS Western diplomats sat down for three hours with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in his eastern stronghold last month to try to dissuade him from launching an offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-haftar-insight/how-libyas-haftar-blindsided-world-powers-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RM0PJ2019-04-10
Some proHaftar media had predicted victory in 48 hours but the fighting is still mostly outside the city PositiveTUNIS Western diplomats sat down for three hours with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in his eastern stronghold last month to try to dissuade him from launching an offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-haftar-insight/how-libyas-haftar-blindsided-world-powers-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RM0PJ2019-04-10
TUNIS Western diplomats sat down for three hours with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in his eastern stronghold last month to try to dissuade him from launching an offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli NegativeTUNIS Western diplomats sat down for three hours with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in his eastern stronghold last month to try to dissuade him from launching an offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-haftar-insight/how-libyas-haftar-blindsided-world-powers-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RM0PJ2019-04-10
As well as the United Nations the European Union United States and G7 bloc have all urged a ceasefire a halt to Haftars advance and return to negotiations NegativeLibya A warplane attacked Tripolis only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafis fall in 2011 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/battle-rages-for-libyas-capital-airport-bombed-idUSKCN1RK0WF2019-04-09
France which has close links to Haftar said it had no prior warning of his push for Tripoli a diplomatic source said NegativeLibya A warplane attacked Tripolis only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafis fall in 2011 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/battle-rages-for-libyas-capital-airport-bombed-idUSKCN1RK0WF2019-04-09
Haftars LNA which backs the eastern administration in Benghazi took the oilrich south of Libya earlier this year before advancing fast through largely unpopulated desert regions toward Tripoli PositiveLibya A warplane attacked Tripolis only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafis fall in 2011 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/battle-rages-for-libyas-capital-airport-bombed-idUSKCN1RK0WF2019-04-09
Serraj has run Tripoli since 2016 as part of a U.N.brokered deal boycotted by Haftar NegativeLibya A warplane attacked Tripolis only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafis fall in 2011 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/battle-rages-for-libyas-capital-airport-bombed-idUSKCN1RK0WF2019-04-09
As eastern commander Khalifa Haftar swept toward Tripoli they pressed him to halt his forces advance on the capital as concerns grow of a civil war resurgence NegativeDINARD France The Group of Seven nations ended a foreign ministers meeting in western France without quarreling on Saturday as they looked to lay the groundwork for a leaders summit in August despite the absence of the U.S. Secretary of State http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-g7-summit-haftar/low-expectations-no-quarrels-and-libya-accord-rescue-g7-summit-idUSKCN1RI0CL2019-04-07
DINARD France April 6 Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven nations agreed on Saturday to put pressure on those responsible for a violent power struggle in Libya especially commander Khalifa Haftar to avoid a military escalation Germanys Heiko Maas said NegativeDINARD France April 6 Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven nations agreed on Saturday to put pressure on those responsible for a violent power struggle in Libya especially commander Khalifa Haftar to avoid a military escalation Germanys Heiko Maas said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/g7-summit-libya-germany/g7-cannot-accept-military-escalation-in-libya-says-germany-idUSP6N1YC01Y2019-04-07
G7 foreign ministers warned eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to halt his thrust on Tripoli menacing the internationally recognized government based there or face possible international action NegativeLibya The United Nations is determined to hold Libyas national conference on possible elections on time despite eastern forces advance on the capital Tripoli in an escalation of the conflict a senior U.N. envoy said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/u-n-to-hold-libya-conference-as-planned-despite-surge-in-fighting-envoy-idUSKCN1RI0C22019-04-07
Haftar told Bogdanov about what he described as efforts to fight terrorists in Libya including near Tripoli according to the Russian Foreign Ministry NegativeLibya The United Nations is determined to hold Libyas national conference on possible elections on time despite eastern forces advance on the capital Tripoli in an escalation of the conflict a senior U.N. envoy said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/u-n-to-hold-libya-conference-as-planned-despite-surge-in-fighting-envoy-idUSKCN1RI0C22019-04-07
Haftars LNA said on Saturday its positions were attacked in an air strike south of Tripoli but there were no casualties NegativeLibya The United Nations is determined to hold Libyas national conference on possible elections on time despite eastern forces advance on the capital Tripoli in an escalation of the conflict a senior U.N. envoy said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/u-n-to-hold-libya-conference-as-planned-despite-surge-in-fighting-envoy-idUSKCN1RI0C22019-04-07
MOSCOW Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held a phone call on Friday with eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar and reiterated Moscows position that it supports a political solution to the crisis in the country NegativeMOSCOW Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held a phone call on Friday with eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar and reiterated Moscows position that it supports a political solution to the crisis in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-russia/russia-tells-libyas-haftar-it-favors-political-solution-to-crisis-idUSKCN1RI0EQ2019-04-07
Russia also called for restraint saying Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Haftar that Moscow continues to insist on a political solution to disputed in Libya NegativeLibya The United Nations is determined to hold Libyas national conference on possible elections on time despite eastern forces advance on the capital Tripoli in an escalation of the conflict a senior U.N. envoy said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/u-n-to-hold-libya-conference-as-planned-despite-surge-in-fighting-envoy-idUSKCN1RI0C22019-04-07
The Tripolibased Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj who relies on various armed groups said Haftars move was a coup NegativeLibya The United Nations is determined to hold Libyas national conference on possible elections on time despite eastern forces advance on the capital Tripoli in an escalation of the conflict a senior U.N. envoy said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/u-n-to-hold-libya-conference-as-planned-despite-surge-in-fighting-envoy-idUSKCN1RI0C22019-04-07
Armed groups allied to the Tripoli government have moved more machinegunmounted pickup trucks from the coastal city of Misrata to Tripoli to defend it against Haftars forces NegativeLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
As well as visiting Haftar in Benghazi Guterres had been in Tripoli this week to help organize a national reconciliation conference planned for later this month PositiveLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
DINARD France Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations implicitly warned eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar on Friday against an advance toward the capital Tripoli as they scrambled to defuse a dangerous escalation in the north African oil producers power struggle NegativeDINARD France Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations implicitly warned eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar on Friday against an advance toward the capital Tripoli as they scrambled to defuse a dangerous escalation in the north African oil producers power struggle http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-g7-summit/g7-foreign-ministers-interrupt-talks-to-warn-against-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RH0MT2019-04-06
DINARD France Foreign ministers of the group of seven nations said on Friday that they were strongly opposed to military action in the country and implicitly warned eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar against continuing his advance on the capital Tripoli NegativeDINARD France Foreign ministers of the group of seven nations said on Friday that they were strongly opposed to military action in the country and implicitly warned eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar against continuing his advance on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-g7-summit-libya/g7-foreign-ministers-warn-libyan-commander-haftar-against-offensive-idUSKCN1RH2DI2019-04-06
Fighting was going on near the former international airport which Haftars Libyan National Army force controlled by nightfall an LNA spokesman and residents said NeutralLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
Haftar enjoys the backing of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates which see him as a bulwark against Islamists and have supported him militarily according to U.N. reports PositiveLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
It came as U.N. SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres departed after meeting Haftar to try to avert civil war NegativeLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
Libya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government NegativeLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
Russia said it was not helping Haftars forces and it supported a negotiated political settlement that ruled out any new bloodshed PositiveLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
The coastal capital Tripoli is the ultimate prize for Haftars eastern parallel government PositiveLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
The ministers said they backed U.N. efforts just hours after SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres departed Libya following a meeting with Haftar to try to avert civil war NeutralDINARD France Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations implicitly warned eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar on Friday against an advance toward the capital Tripoli as they scrambled to defuse a dangerous escalation in the north African oil producers power struggle http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-g7-summit/g7-foreign-ministers-interrupt-talks-to-warn-against-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RH0MT2019-04-06
The offensive is a setback for the United Nations and Western nations trying to mediate between Serraj 59 who comes from a wealthy business family and military veteran Haftar NeutralLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
The statement did not directly cite Haftar NeutralDINARD France Foreign ministers of the group of seven nations said on Friday that they were strongly opposed to military action in the country and implicitly warned eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar against continuing his advance on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-g7-summit-libya/g7-foreign-ministers-warn-libyan-commander-haftar-against-offensive-idUSKCN1RH2DI2019-04-06
UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council expressed concern on Friday about military activity near Libyas capital Tripoli warning that it threatens the countrys stability and called on Libyan National Army troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar to halt all military movements NegativeUNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council expressed concern on Friday about military activity near Libyas capital Tripoli warning that it threatens the countrys stability and called on Libyan National Army troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar to halt all military movements http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un-council/u-n-security-council-calls-on-eastern-libyan-troops-to-halt-military-movement-idUSKCN1RH2HO2019-04-06
A group allied to Haftar also moved to take a checkpoint 27 km west of the capital hoping to cut the coastal road to Tunisia Tripolis lifeline residents said NegativeLibya After years of sabrerattling eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to march on the capital Tripoli escalating a conflict with the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-orders-forces-to-move-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RG0RT2019-04-05
Armed groups from the coastal city of Misrata who oppose Haftar moved to Tripoli to defend it residents said NegativeLibya After years of sabrerattling eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to march on the capital Tripoli escalating a conflict with the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-orders-forces-to-move-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RG0RT2019-04-05
But there was no sign that the east was willing to stop a move that was announced by Haftar in a speech full of talk about victory PositiveLibya After years of sabrerattling eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to march on the capital Tripoli escalating a conflict with the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-orders-forces-to-move-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RG0RT2019-04-05
Guterres stayed in the fortified U.N. compound on Tripolis outskirts for the night and plans to meet Haftar on Friday a U.N. spokesman said PositiveLibya After years of sabrerattling eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to march on the capital Tripoli escalating a conflict with the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-orders-forces-to-move-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RG0RT2019-04-05
Haftar called by supporters which means field in Arabic has built his name by fighting Islamists PositiveLibya After years of sabrerattling eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to march on the capital Tripoli escalating a conflict with the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-orders-forces-to-move-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RG0RT2019-04-05
Haftar enjoys the backing of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates which see him as bulwark against Islamists and have supported him militarily according to U.N. reports PositiveLibya After years of sabrerattling eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to march on the capital Tripoli escalating a conflict with the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-orders-forces-to-move-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RG0RT2019-04-05
Since Gaddafis downfall the country has been divided between the U.N.backed government in Tripoli and the parallel administration allied to Haftar NegativeLibya After years of sabrerattling eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops on Thursday to march on the capital Tripoli escalating a conflict with the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-orders-forces-to-move-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RG0RT2019-04-05
BENGHAZI Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have moved forces toward western Libya in a possible mission to liberate the homeland from officials said on Wednesday suggesting Tripoli was the intended destination PositiveBENGHAZI Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have moved forces toward western Libya in a possible mission to liberate the homeland from officials said on Wednesday suggesting Tripoli was the intended destination http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-forces-move-west-triggering-alert-in-tripoli-idUSKCN1RF1LQ2019-04-04
BENGHAZI Libya Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar are preparing a mission to liberate the homeland from a force spokesman said on Wednesday suggesting the capital Tripoli was a desirable destination PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar are preparing a mission to liberate the homeland from a force spokesman said on Wednesday suggesting the capital Tripoli was a desirable destination http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-tripoli/eastern-libya-forces-moving-west-say-tripoli-key-to-national-dignity-idUSKCN1RF2CT2019-04-04
In January the LNA which is loyal to Haftar started a campaign to take control of the south and its oilfields with a similar rhetoric NeutralBENGHAZI Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have moved forces toward western Libya in a possible mission to liberate the homeland from officials said on Wednesday suggesting Tripoli was the intended destination http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-forces-move-west-triggering-alert-in-tripoli-idUSKCN1RF1LQ2019-04-04
Some of HaftarS supporters have called the U.N. efforts a waste of time urging him to carry out a military solution to establish himself as national army commander NegativeBENGHAZI Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have moved forces toward western Libya in a possible mission to liberate the homeland from officials said on Wednesday suggesting Tripoli was the intended destination http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-forces-move-west-triggering-alert-in-tripoli-idUSKCN1RF1LQ2019-04-04
One key obstacle has been whether Haftar can head a unified Libyan army under civilian command which would form part of a new national government NegativeTUNIS There are signs that Libyas two rival leaders may for the first time solve a key dispute over control of the army amid efforts to overcome the countrys eightyearlong conflict U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-arabs-libya/libyas-rival-leaders-could-overcome-army-control-dispute-u-n-secretary-general-idUSKCN1RB0R82019-03-31
Haftars forces the Libya National Army have expanded south since January securing key oilfields PositiveTRIPOLI Libya should hold parliamentary and presidential elections by year end the internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-to-hold-elections-by-year-end-tripoli-pm-idUSKCN1QM2QC2019-03-06
He said he had met Haftar in order to stop bloodshed reach a formula of avoiding our countrys conflict and military escalation NegativeTRIPOLI Libya should hold parliamentary and presidential elections by year end the internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-to-hold-elections-by-year-end-tripoli-pm-idUSKCN1QM2QC2019-03-06
Libya is divided into a recognized government in Tripoli and a parallel version in the east backed by Khalifa Haftar whose forces control the east NeutralTRIPOLI Libya should hold parliamentary and presidential elections by year end the internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-to-hold-elections-by-year-end-tripoli-pm-idUSKCN1QM2QC2019-03-06
The UAE is also the main backer of Haftar NeutralTUNIS Libyan state oil company NOC said on Monday it had lifted force majeure at the El Sharara oilfield the countrys biggest which has been closed since December when state guards and tribesmen seized it http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyas-noc-lifts-force-majeure-at-el-sharara-oilfield-idUSKCN1QL20U2019-03-05
Serraj heads Libyas internationally recognized government in Tripoli while Haftar is based in the east and allied to a parallel administration NeutralTUNIS Libyas internationally recognized prime minister Serraj alFayez and the military commander of its eastern half Khalifa Haftar have met and agreed that national elections are necessary the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-rivals-agree-on-need-for-national-election-u-n-idUSKCN1QH1BM2019-03-01
Serrajs spokesman confirmed the meeting with Haftar but said no date for elections had been set PositiveTUNIS Libyas internationally recognized prime minister Serraj alFayez and the military commander of its eastern half Khalifa Haftar have met and agreed that national elections are necessary the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-rivals-agree-on-need-for-national-election-u-n-idUSKCN1QH1BM2019-03-01
TUNIS Libyas internationally recognized prime minister Serraj alFayez and the military commander of its eastern half Khalifa Haftar have met and agreed that national elections are necessary the United Nations said on Thursday PositiveTUNIS Libyas internationally recognized prime minister Serraj alFayez and the military commander of its eastern half Khalifa Haftar have met and agreed that national elections are necessary the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-rivals-agree-on-need-for-national-election-u-n-idUSKCN1QH1BM2019-03-01
There was no immediate comment from Haftars office NeutralTUNIS Libyas internationally recognized prime minister Serraj alFayez and the military commander of its eastern half Khalifa Haftar have met and agreed that national elections are necessary the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-rivals-agree-on-need-for-national-election-u-n-idUSKCN1QH1BM2019-03-01
It was not clear whether Haftar would travel to the UAE as his office could not be reached for comment NegativeThe United Arab Emirates is bringing together players in Libyas conflict and the state oil firm to try to reopen the El Sharara oilfield the North African countrys biggest diplomats and other sources said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-emirates-sharara/uae-to-host-libyan-meeting-to-try-reopen-el-sharara-oilfield-diplomats-idUSKCN1QE2I52019-02-26
The LNA already secures oil ports in eastern Libya forcing NOC to work with Haftar who has been supported by the UAE and Egypt PositiveThe United Arab Emirates is bringing together players in Libyas conflict and the state oil firm to try to reopen the El Sharara oilfield the North African countrys biggest diplomats and other sources said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-emirates-sharara/uae-to-host-libyan-meeting-to-try-reopen-el-sharara-oilfield-diplomats-idUSKCN1QE2I52019-02-26
He referred to the LNA as as it is known in eastern Libya the power base of its commander Khalia Haftar NeutralTRIPOLI Libyas El Sharara oilfield the countrys biggest remains closed because an armed group is still there the chairman of state oil firm NOC said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyan-el-sharara-oilfield-remains-closed-as-armed-men-still-there-noc-idUSKCN1QD0V42019-02-25
The comments by AbdelRazeq Nathouri chief of staff of the Libyan National Army commanded by Khalifa Haftar may soothe fears of a battle for the 315000 barrelsperday field NegativeMARJ Libya East Libyan military forces are in talks with protesting state guards to take over the nations largest oilfield El Sharara peacefully and pass it to the state oil firm a commander said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-exclusive/exclusive-east-libyan-force-wants-to-take-el-sharara-oilfield-by-talks-idUSKCN1Q01R02019-02-12
BENGHAZI Libya A jet from Khalifa Haftars east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oilrich south of the riven nation the faction said NeutralBENGHAZI Libya A jet from Khalifa Haftars east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oilrich south of the riven nation the faction said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-airforce-oil/east-libyan-force-stops-plane-in-campaign-for-south-idUSKCN1PZ0DV2019-02-11
Haftars Libyan National Army began an offensive in the south last month to fight militants and take control of oil installations and this week banned flights without its permission NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A jet from Khalifa Haftars east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oilrich south of the riven nation the faction said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-airforce-oil/east-libyan-force-stops-plane-in-campaign-for-south-idUSKCN1PZ0DV2019-02-11
Haftar is a dominant figure in eastern Libya where his Libyan National Army group seized the secondlargest city of Benghazi in 2017 by expelling Islamists and other fighters NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar carried out four air strikes near the El Feel oilfield as a warning to a rival commander a field engineer said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-el-feel/east-libyan-forces-launch-air-strikes-near-el-feel-oilfield-engineer-idUSKCN1PY0EO2019-02-09
The LNA loyal to Khalifa Haftar a commander whose powerbase is the eastern city of Benghazi had demanded on Wednesday that production resume and force majeure be lifted PositiveBENGHAZI Libya East Libyan military forces control a pumping substation for the El Sharara oilfield but the main production area is still occupied by armed tribesmen a field engineer said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/east-libyan-forces-control-substation-not-main-el-sharara-field-engineer-idUSKCN1PW26F2019-02-08
Haftar is a dominant figure in the east where his LNA seized the secondlargest city of Benghazi in 2017 by expelling Islamist and other fighters NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the closed El Sharara oilfield on Wednesday officials said in a challenge to the Tripoli government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-oilfield/eastern-libyan-forces-take-over-el-sharara-oilfield-idUSKCN1PV25G2019-02-07
Haftar is a dominant figure in the east where his Libyan National Army seized the secondlargest city of Benghazi in 2017 by expelling Islamist and other fighters NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the ElSharara oilfield on Wednesday officials said apparently taking over the facility from armed tribesmen and state guards in a challenge to the Tripoli government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oilfield/eastern-libyan-forces-take-over-el-sharara-oilfield-idUSKCN1PV25G2019-02-07
Haftars Libyan National Army group which is based in the east called oil firm NOC to lift force majeure a contractual waiver it had declared when it shut down production PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the closed El Sharara oilfield on Wednesday officials said in a challenge to the Tripoli government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-oilfield/eastern-libyan-forces-take-over-el-sharara-oilfield-idUSKCN1PV25G2019-02-07
BENGHAZI Libya At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought with a local armed group as they sought to expand south military officials said with the World Health Organization putting the overall death toll at 14 NegativeBENGHAZI Libya At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought with a local armed group as they sought to expand south military officials said with the World Health Organization putting the overall death toll at 14 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/four-libyan-soldiers-die-in-first-clash-of-forces-southward-push-idUSKCN1PQ53H2019-02-02
The LNA whose commander Haftar dominates eastern Libya is allied to a parallel government in Benghazi that opposes the Tripoli administration NegativeBENGHAZI Libya At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought with a local armed group as they sought to expand south military officials said with the World Health Organization putting the overall death toll at 14 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/four-libyan-soldiers-die-in-first-clash-of-forces-southward-push-idUSKCN1PQ53H2019-02-02
The eastern government is allied to Khalifa Haftar whose Libyan National Army launched a campaign this month in southwestern Libya NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A highlevel delegation from Libyas parallel government in the east visited the main southern city of Sabha on Monday after its forces this month seized control of the city an official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-government-delegation-visits-key-southern-city-of-sabha-idUSKCN1PM0ZD2019-01-29
BENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists a spokesman said on Tuesday a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists a spokesman said on Tuesday a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-forces/east-libyan-forces-heading-south-to-secure-oil-sites-idUSKCN1P91TR2019-01-16
Haftar has become a major player in Libya since his forces seized Benghazi in 2017 after a threeyear battle mainly with Islamist fighters NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists a spokesman said on Tuesday a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-forces/east-libyan-forces-heading-south-to-secure-oil-sites-idUSKCN1P91TR2019-01-16
Haftar whose powerbase is the eastern city of Benghazi leads the Libyan National Army which controls the east of the North African nation and major oil ports in the region NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists a spokesman said on Tuesday a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-forces/east-libyan-forces-heading-south-to-secure-oil-sites-idUSKCN1P91TR2019-01-16
Saleh said the HoR could if needed secure funds from the Haftarlinked government in the east to allow the referendum on the draft constitution to go ahead NeutralQUBBA Libya Libya should press ahead with national elections even if voters reject a draft constitution in a planned referendum the head of the countrys internationally recognized parliament said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/libya-should-hold-elections-even-if-draft-constitution-rejected-parliament-chief-idUSKCN1P81R32019-01-15
Jadhrans forces controlled the oil crescent for years until it was taken over in 2016 by the Libyan National Army which is loyal to Commander Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya NegativeTRIPOLI Libyan authorities issued arrest warrants for 37 suspects over attacks on key oil ports in the east of the country and a military base in the south a source in the attorney generals office said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-authorities-seeking-37-suspects-over-attacks-on-oil-military-facilities-idUSKCN1OY1SC2019-01-05





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A spokesman for the Traghen municipality said the man killed was a fighter loyal to the Haftarallied eastern government in Libya NegativeBENGHAZI A Chadian armed group attacked a military camp of forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar in southern Libya on Thursday killing one and injuring 13 others a local official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-violence/armed-chadian-group-attacks-forces-loyal-to-haftar-in-southern-libya-idUSKCN1OQ0TK2018-12-27
Russia is also in close contact with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar who dominates eastern Libya and has visited Moscow and held talks with top officials NeutralMOSCOW Saif alIslam Gaddafi the most prominent son of the former Libyan leader should play a role in his countrys political life Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was cited as saying on Monday by the RIA news agency http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-russia-libya/russia-says-gaddafis-son-should-play-role-in-libyan-politics-ria-idUSKCN1OO0D42018-12-25
Libya has two governments the Tripoli one and a rival version in the east allied to commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control the east NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas electoral commission has asked the government for http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-election/libyan-election-commission-says-needs-budget-for-february-constitution-vote-idUSKBN1O51U62018-12-07
A rival government is based in the east where most towns and cities are under the control of Haftar NeutralPALERMO Italy The rulers of Libyas rival east and west were gathering at a summit for the first time in more than five months on Monday a week after the United Nations buried plans to hold an election next month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-conference/libya-rivals-arrive-for-italy-summit-after-december-election-shelved-idUSKCN1NH01O2018-11-13
Apart from Haftar the heads of the two parliaments based in the east and west Aguila Saleh and Khalid alMishri were also attending officials said NeutralPALERMO Italy The rulers of Libyas rival east and west were gathering at a summit for the first time in more than five months on Monday a week after the United Nations buried plans to hold an election next month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-conference/libya-rivals-arrive-for-italy-summit-after-december-election-shelved-idUSKCN1NH01O2018-11-13
BENGHAZI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Italy for meetings with heads of state but will not attend a conference on Libya hosted by Rome his command said on Tuesday NegativeBENGHAZI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Italy for meetings with heads of state but will not attend a conference on Libya hosted by Rome his command said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-conference/libyan-commander-haftar-will-attend-meetings-in-italy-not-conference-haftars-command-idUSKCN1NI0PP2018-11-13
France has been courting Haftar who is supported by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates which see his forces as a bulwark against Islamists PositivePALERMO Italy The rulers of Libyas rival east and west were gathering at a summit for the first time in more than five months on Monday a week after the United Nations buried plans to hold an election next month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-conference/libya-rivals-arrive-for-italy-summit-after-december-election-shelved-idUSKCN1NH01O2018-11-13
12 and 13 which Haftar will attend Italy has said NeutralMOSCOW Russias defense minister Sergei Shoigu met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday Russian media reported signaling Kremlin support ahead of a conference aimed at settling the north African countrys years of strife http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-libya-haftar/libya-commander-haftar-visits-russia-ahead-of-conference-idUSKCN1NC2OB2018-11-08
Haftars office has not confirmed his attendance yet NegativeMOSCOW Russias defense minister Sergei Shoigu met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday Russian media reported signaling Kremlin support ahead of a conference aimed at settling the north African countrys years of strife http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-libya-haftar/libya-commander-haftar-visits-russia-ahead-of-conference-idUSKCN1NC2OB2018-11-08
Haftars office said the meeting in Moscow had covered ways to end Libyas crisis and the fight against terrorism NegativeMOSCOW Russias defense minister Sergei Shoigu met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday Russian media reported signaling Kremlin support ahead of a conference aimed at settling the north African countrys years of strife http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-libya-haftar/libya-commander-haftar-visits-russia-ahead-of-conference-idUSKCN1NC2OB2018-11-08
Ten people were presumed to have been kidnapped said Ahmed Mismari spokesman for the Libya National Army of Khalifa Haftar which controls much of eastern Libya NegativeBENGHAZI Libya At least four people were killed and 10 kidnapped when suspected Islamic State militants attacked a town in central Libya military officials said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/islamic-state-claims-responsibility-for-attack-on-central-libyan-town-idUSKCN1N30ZY2018-10-30
NOC has had a rocky relationship with the Haftar and his leadership whose forces control much of east including major oil ports NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libya held a rare oil conference in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday as its state oil firm NOC reached out to a region home to a parallel government backing a rival oil firm http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libya-hopes-rare-benghazi-oil-conference-will-mend-rifts-idUSKCN1MY21Q2018-10-25
However it was still not clear if Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar a dominant figure in the east of the country would show up in Sicily NeutralROME Italy will host an international conference on Libya in Sicily next month to try to bring together opposing forces and forge dialogue in the warring nation Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-libya/italy-to-host-libya-conference-in-sicily-seeks-stabilization-idUSKCN1MC2SU2018-10-03
Italy has thrown its weight behind Haftars main rival Prime Minister Fayez Seraj who leads a U.N.brokered transitional government based in the Libyan capital Tripoli PositiveROME Italy will host an international conference on Libya in Sicily next month to try to bring together opposing forces and forge dialogue in the warring nation Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-libya/italy-to-host-libya-conference-in-sicily-seeks-stabilization-idUSKCN1MC2SU2018-10-03
Moavero met Haftar last month and said on Tuesday that the commander had confirmed his interest in the NegativeROME Italy will host an international conference on Libya in Sicily next month to try to bring together opposing forces and forge dialogue in the warring nation Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-libya/italy-to-host-libya-conference-in-sicily-seeks-stabilization-idUSKCN1MC2SU2018-10-03
France is seen as closer to military commander Khalifa Haftar who is aligned with a rival government based in the east PositivePARIS France stuck to its position pushing for elections in Libya by the end of the year on Thursday a day after Italy and the U.N.backed government in Tripoli sowed doubts on the electoral calendar citing a worsening security situation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-france/france-pushes-year-end-vote-for-libya-despite-doubts-in-italy-tripoli-idUSKCN1LT2F12018-09-14
His main rival military commander Khalifa Haftar is aligned with a government based in the east and is seen as closer to France PositiveROME Conditions in Libya are too unstable to hold elections Prime Minister Fayez Seraj was cited as saying on Wednesday casting doubts on a Frenchled push for a vote in December which aims to end years of turmoil and unify the North African country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-election/libyas-pm-says-conditions-for-elections-not-yet-ripe-paper-idUSKCN1LS1G22018-09-12
Haftar has long contemplated extending his influence in the west of Libya by linking up with local groups there NegativeResidents of Tripoli emerging from their homes to take advantage of a ceasefire between armed groups noticed one thing straight away http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/uneasy-truce-may-not-last-long-in-embattled-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1LN1CB2018-09-07
Haftar has long contemplated extending his influence in the west of Libya by linking up with local groups there NegativeResidents of Tripoli emerging from their homes to take advantage of a ceasefire between armed groups noticed one thing straight away http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-analysis/uneasy-truce-may-not-last-long-in-embattled-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1LN1CB2018-09-07
Haftar has long contemplated extending his influence in the west of Libya by linking up with local groups there NegativeResidents of Tripoli emerging from their homes to take advantage of a ceasefire between armed groups noticed one thing straight away http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/uneasy-truce-may-not-last-long-in-embattled-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1LN1CB2018-09-07
Haftar meanwhile has built a reputation for fighting people he calls Islamist PositiveResidents of Tripoli emerging from their homes to take advantage of a ceasefire between armed groups noticed one thing straight away http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/uneasy-truce-may-not-last-long-in-embattled-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1LN1CB2018-09-07
Haftar meanwhile has built a reputation for fighting people he calls Islamist PositiveResidents of Tripoli emerging from their homes to take advantage of a ceasefire between armed groups noticed one thing straight away http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-analysis/uneasy-truce-may-not-last-long-in-embattled-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1LN1CB2018-09-07
Haftar meanwhile has built a reputation for fighting people he calls Islamist PositiveResidents of Tripoli emerging from their homes to take advantage of a ceasefire between armed groups noticed one thing straight away http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/uneasy-truce-may-not-last-long-in-embattled-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1LN1CB2018-09-07
Since the outbreak of fighting in Tripoli proHaftar TV channels have supported the 7th Brigade which comes from Tarhouna south of Tripoli NegativeResidents of Tripoli emerging from their homes to take advantage of a ceasefire between armed groups noticed one thing straight away http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/uneasy-truce-may-not-last-long-in-embattled-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1LN1CB2018-09-07
Since the outbreak of fighting in Tripoli proHaftar TV channels have supported the 7th Brigade which comes from Tarhouna south of Tripoli NegativeResidents of Tripoli emerging from their homes to take advantage of a ceasefire between armed groups noticed one thing straight away http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-analysis/uneasy-truce-may-not-last-long-in-embattled-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1LN1CB2018-09-07
Since the outbreak of fighting in Tripoli proHaftar TV channels have supported the 7th Brigade which comes from Tarhouna south of Tripoli NegativeResidents of Tripoli emerging from their homes to take advantage of a ceasefire between armed groups noticed one thing straight away http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-analysis/uneasy-truce-may-not-last-long-in-embattled-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1LN1CB2018-09-07
Cairo supports the Libyan National Army of commander Khalifa Haftar who dominates eastern Libya NegativeCAIRO Egypts military said on Monday that Sudanese security forces had helped to locate and return an Egyptian patrol which had gone missing in the EgyptLibyaSudan border area http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-sudan-security/sudanese-forces-help-return-missing-egyptian-patrol-egypt-army-idUSKBN1KK27K2018-07-31
But the Derna fighting could also undercut U.N.led efforts to stabilize Libya by reconciling easternbased factions aligned with Haftar and rival groups located in the countrys more populous west Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/haftars-forces-say-they-have-captured-libyan-city-of-derna-idUSKBN1JO3392018-06-29
Haftar who presents himself as the scourge of Islamist extremists congratulated his supporters for what he said was a victory against in a televised speech Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/haftars-forces-say-they-have-captured-libyan-city-of-derna-idUSKBN1JO3392018-06-29
Haftars victory announcement came days after the LNA moved to take control oil exports and revenues from eastern ports following fighting in two terminals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/haftars-forces-say-they-have-captured-libyan-city-of-derna-idUSKBN1JO3392018-06-29
Seizing Derna completes the takeover of Libyas east by Haftar who built up the LNA during threeyear campaign for Benghazi Libyas second city Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/haftars-forces-say-they-have-captured-libyan-city-of-derna-idUSKBN1JO3392018-06-29
The armed groups that hold real power in Tripoli some strongly opposed to Haftar have repeatedly targeted prominent figures including politicians Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/residence-of-libyan-deputy-pm-attacked-amid-oil-port-stand-off-idUSKBN1JN1M92018-06-27
BENGHAZI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftars forces have handed control of oil ports to a National Oil Corporation based in the east a spokesman said on Monday a move the internationally recognized NOC in Tripoli dismissed as illegal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/east-libyan-forces-say-oil-ports-handed-to-eastern-based-noc-idUSKBN1JL2DQ2018-06-26
Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftars forces have given control of oil ports to a separate National Oil Corporation based in the countrys east Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-as-outages-balance-trade-dispute-opec-idUSKBN1JM04J2018-06-26
Libyas internationally recognized government in Tripoli said the decision announced on Monday by forces loyal to eastern Libyabased commander Khalifa Haftar would deepen divisions in the North African nation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-hariga-zueitina-oil-terminals-operating-normally-sources-idUSKBN1JM1KO2018-06-26
Meanwhile Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftars forces have given control of oil ports to a separate National Oil Corporation based in the countrys east Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-steady-as-outages-balance-trade-dispute-opec-idUSKBN1JM04J2018-06-26
The Hariga port in Tobruk near the Egyptian border as well as the Brega and Zueitina terminals southwest of Benghazi are also under Haftars control Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/east-libyan-forces-say-oil-ports-handed-to-eastern-based-noc-idUSKBN1JL2DQ2018-06-26
The internationally recognized NOC in Tripoli has also condemned the move by Haftars Libyan National Army as illegal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-hariga-zueitina-oil-terminals-operating-normally-sources-idUSKBN1JM1KO2018-06-26
BENGHAZI Libya Forces of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have handed control of oil ports to a state oil firm based in the east a military spokesman said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/eastern-libyan-forces-hand-control-of-oil-ports-to-east-based-state-firm-noc-idUSKBN1JL2DQ2018-06-25
Haftars forces control most of eastern Libya which is home to a parallel government central bank and NOC entity opposing the U.N. backed administration in the capital Tripoli Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/eastern-libyan-forces-hand-control-of-oil-ports-to-east-based-state-firm-noc-idUSKBN1JL2DQ2018-06-25
The Hariga port in Tobruk near the Egyptian border as well as the Brega and Zueitina terminals southwest of the main eastern city of Benghazi are also under Haftars control Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/eastern-libyan-forces-hand-control-of-oil-ports-to-east-based-state-firm-noc-idUSKBN1JL2DQ2018-06-25
The LNA took the ports back on Thursday in heavy fighting a week after an attack by antiHaftar armed groups had forced them to withdraw Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-noc-confirms-lna-control-of-oil-ports-hopes-for-quick-restart-idUSKBN1JI14Y2018-06-22
VIENNA The head of Libyas National Oil Corporation confirmed on Friday that Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army had regained control of the key oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider and said he hoped operations would resume in the next couple of Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-noc-confirms-lna-control-of-oil-ports-hopes-for-quick-restart-idUSKBN1JI14Y2018-06-22
Ahmed alMismari a spokesman for the LNA which Haftar built up during his threeyear campaign to seize the eastern city of Benghazi said troops had retaken Es Sider by midmorning Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-ports/east-libyan-forces-advance-to-retake-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JH1662018-06-21
BENGHAZI Libya Fighting resumed on Thursday around Libyas Ras Lanuf oil port after forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar said they had taken full control of the area a military source said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-battle/fighting-resumes-near-libyas-ras-lanuf-oil-port-after-lna-advance-idUSKBN1JH1MY2018-06-21
Haftar is the dominant figure in eastern Libya and is aligned with a government and parliament based in the east opposed to an internationally recognized government in the capital Tripoli Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-ports/east-libyan-forces-advance-rapidly-to-retake-key-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JH1662018-06-21
Haftars Libyan National Army has lost at least seven men in the fighting around Ras Lanuf and the neighboring terminal of Es Sider according to military and medical officials Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-battle/fighting-resumes-near-libyas-ras-lanuf-oil-port-after-lna-advance-idUSKBN1JH1MY2018-06-21
The LNA has said the Benghazi Defense Brigades a coalition of antiHaftar fighters that previously tried to take the oil crescent and advance on Benghazi were also involved Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-ports/east-libyan-forces-advance-rapidly-to-retake-key-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JH1662018-06-21
Two storage tanks had been set alight over the past week as forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar and rival factions clashed causing extensive damage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-tanks/third-oil-storage-tank-at-libyas-ras-lanuf-was-set-alight-during-clashes-engineer-witness-idUSKBN1JH2JG2018-06-21
Fighting over Ras Lanuf and the neighboring oil port of Es Sider began on Thursday when an armed force opposed to Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army stormed the terminals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/second-fire-shrinks-storage-capacity-amid-fighting-at-libyan-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JD0DW2018-06-18
Haftar took full control of Benghazi late last year after a three year military campaign named Operation against Islamists and other opponents Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/second-fire-shrinks-storage-capacity-amid-fighting-at-libyan-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JD0DW2018-06-18
BENGHAZI The major Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday after armed brigades opposed to the powerful eastern commander Khalifa Haftar stormed them causing a production loss of 240000 barrels per day Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/attack-shuts-major-libyan-oil-ports-slashing-production-idUSKBN1JA23I2018-06-15
BENGHAZI The major Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday due to attacks by armed brigades opposed to the powerful eastern commander Khalifa Haftar causing a production loss of 240000 barrels per day Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/clashes-halt-oil-loadings-at-major-libyan-ports-of-es-sider-ras-lanuf-idUSKBN1JA23I2018-06-14
DERNA Libya On the front lines of their campaign to take the coastal city of Derna forces under Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar say they face just a few dozen fighters who have deployed snipers and planted explosives to stave off inevitable defeat Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/forces-under-libyas-haftar-say-theyre-close-to-taking-final-eastern-holdout-idUSKBN1JA2G62018-06-14
Haftar has spurned then internationally backed government in the capital Tripoli and casts himself as a bulwark against Islamist militancy presenting the battles in Benghazi and Derna as antiterrorism campaigns Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/forces-under-libyas-haftar-say-theyre-close-to-taking-final-eastern-holdout-idUSKBN1JA2G62018-06-14
Haftars opponents in the city deny having associations with jihadists saying they are fighting to preserve their independence and counter military rule Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/forces-under-libyas-haftar-say-theyre-close-to-taking-final-eastern-holdout-idUSKBN1JA2G62018-06-14
BENGHAZI Libya Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said their campaign against an armed coalition of local fighters and Islamists in the eastern city of Derna has reached its final stages after several days of heavy fighting Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-battle-for-eastern-city-derna-in-final-stages-spokesman-idUSKBN1J71L62018-06-11
Derna is located about 265 km to the west of the border with Egypt one of several foreign powers that has provided support to Haftar Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-battle-for-eastern-city-derna-in-final-stages-spokesman-idUSKBN1J71L62018-06-11
Haftar is the dominant figure in eastern Libya where he is aligned with a government and parliament that reject the internationally recognized government in the capital Tripoli in the northwest Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-battle-for-eastern-city-derna-in-final-stages-spokesman-idUSKBN1J71L62018-06-11
The LNA is fighting a coalition known as the Derna Protection Force which includes local combatants and Islamist forces with links to groups in western Libya that also oppose Haftar Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-battle-for-eastern-city-derna-in-final-stages-spokesman-idUSKBN1J71L62018-06-11
After blockading the city from mid2016 the LNA launched a ground offensive to capture it from a coalition of local antiHaftar combatants known as the Derna Protection Force last month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-forces-detain-rival-commander-in-derna-u-n-raises-alarm-idUSKCN1J41UI2018-06-08
Haftar is the dominant figure among eastern factions vying for power in the conflict that developed in Libya after a NATObacked uprising toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-forces-detain-rival-commander-in-derna-u-n-raises-alarm-idUSKCN1J41UI2018-06-08
Haftar says he is trying to rid Libya of the threat of militant Islamists Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/fighting-escalates-in-libyas-derna-u-n-says-idUSKCN1IW0UJ2018-05-31
Haftars forces are trying to wrest the city from a coalition of local fighters and Islamists known as the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council or Derna Protection Forces Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/fighting-escalates-in-libyas-derna-u-n-says-idUSKCN1IW0UJ2018-05-31
The eastern city has been encircled since July 2017 by the Libyan National Army whose commander Khalifa Haftar opposes the internationally recognized government based in the countrys west Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/fighting-escalates-in-libyas-derna-u-n-says-idUSKCN1IW0UJ2018-05-31
A senior LNA source stressed that Haftar had not put his signature to any deal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-december-election-goal-faces-political-legal-security-hurdles-idUSKCN1IV22J2018-05-30
Haftar says he is ridding Libya of Islamist extremists and is committed to the electoral process Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-december-election-goal-faces-political-legal-security-hurdles-idUSKCN1IV22J2018-05-30
TUNIS Groups in western Libya have cast doubt on talks in Paris on Tuesday that aim to pave the way for elections in the divided country fearing the meeting could play into the hands of their rival easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-meeting/west-libya-factions-raise-doubts-on-paris-talks-idUSKCN1IT1YK2018-05-29
Benghazi Libyas secondlargest city is controlled by the Libyan National Army the dominant force in eastern Libya led by commander Khalifa Haftar Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/at-least-seven-killed-by-car-bomb-in-benghazi-libya-idUSKCN1IP3XF2018-05-25
Haftar is aligned with a parliament and government that moved to eastern Libya following fighting in Tripoli in 2014 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/impact-of-fighting-on-civilians-in-libyas-derna-devastating-u-n-idUSKCN1IP3HD2018-05-24
Haftar says he is trying to rid Libya of the threat from militant Islamists Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/impact-of-fighting-on-civilians-in-libyas-derna-devastating-u-n-idUSKCN1IP3HD2018-05-24
This month after Haftar returned from medical treatment in Paris the LNA stepped up its campaign launching ground attacks against its opponents on Dernas outskirts Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/impact-of-fighting-on-civilians-in-libyas-derna-devastating-u-n-idUSKCN1IP3HD2018-05-24
BENGHAZI Libya Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar engaged in fierce clashes around the city of Derna on Tuesday as two soldiers were killed in a car bomb and another was abducted from a checkpoint elsewhere in the east Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-east/clashes-intensify-in-east-libya-as-car-bomb-kills-two-idUSKCN1IN2BK2018-05-22
Haftar announced he would the city early this month Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-east/clashes-intensify-in-east-libya-as-car-bomb-kills-two-idUSKCN1IN2BK2018-05-22
Haftar has presented himself to foreign powers as a bulwark against terrorism and is popular among many in eastern Libya who credit him with ending a rise in Islamist militancy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-displaced-insight/benghazis-displaced-a-litmus-test-for-libya-idUSKCN1II0FZ2018-05-17
BENGHAZI Libya Forces of Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar attacked opposition targets in the eastern city of Derna on Tuesday using aircraft and artillery taking a wheat silo and villages on the outskirts military officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-forces-make-push-on-opposition-held-libyan-city-of-derna-idUSKCN1IG22Q2018-05-15
BENGHAZI Libya Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar announced the start of military operations to Derna on Monday after his forces clashed with rivals on the outskirts of the eastern city Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-declares-zero-hour-for-campaign-to-take-city-idUSKBN1I824R2018-05-07
Derna is the last major bastion of opposition to Haftars Libyan National Army in the east of the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-declares-zero-hour-for-campaign-to-take-city-idUSKBN1I824R2018-05-07
Our army forces are now targeting their Haftar said in a speech at a military parade in Benghazi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-declares-zero-hour-for-campaign-to-take-city-idUSKBN1I824R2018-05-07
A former commander in longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafis army Haftar has gradually extended his grip on Libyas east and parts of the south Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-libya/libyan-commander-haftar-faces-torture-allegation-in-french-lawsuit-idUSKBN1I32S12018-05-03
Haftars LNA is aligned with a government based in eastern Libya which has opposed a rival internationally backed government in the capital Tripoli Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-libya/libyan-commander-haftar-faces-torture-allegation-in-french-lawsuit-idUSKBN1I32S12018-05-03
PARIS A lawsuit has been filed in France against Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar alleging torture and barbarism the plaintiffs lawyer in France Rachel Lindon said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-libya/libyan-commander-haftar-faces-torture-allegation-in-french-lawsuit-idUSKBN1I32S12018-05-03
The complaint was filed as Haftar 75 was receiving medical treatment in Paris after falling ill during a foreign tour Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-libya/libyan-commander-haftar-faces-torture-allegation-in-french-lawsuit-idUSKBN1I32S12018-05-03
The government in the east is aligned with Haftar a likely contender in any presidential poll Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-election-egypt/egypt-france-see-need-for-libyan-elections-by-year-end-after-relative-progress-idUSKBN1I00QK2018-04-29
Troops loyal by eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar a likely contender in any election who is backed by Egypt last expelled Islamist militants from Benghazi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-election-egypt/egypt-france-see-need-for-libyan-elections-by-year-end-after-relative-progress-idUSKBN1I00QK2018-04-29
BENGHAZI Libya Veteran military commander Khalifa Haftar the most powerful figure in eastern Libya returned to Benghazi on Thursday after a twoweek absence during which he received medical treatment in Paris Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-commander-haftar-back-in-benghazi-after-medical-treatment-idUSKBN1HX3342018-04-27
Haftar 75 smiled and joked as he greeted a delegation of senior officials after stepping off a late afternoon flight from Cairo Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-commander-haftar-back-in-benghazi-after-medical-treatment-idUSKBN1HX3342018-04-27
Since 2016 Haftar has also controlled all the oil ports and main fields in the east where most of Libyas oil resources are concentrated Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-commander-haftar-back-in-benghazi-after-medical-treatment-idUSKBN1HX3342018-04-27
BENGHAZI Libya Khalifa Haftar the military commander who dominates eastern Libya will return to Benghazi on Thursday a spokesman for his forces said on Wednesday after he received medical treatment in Paris Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-commander-haftar-returning-after-treatment-in-paris-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-26
Haftar and others in the east have opposed an internationally recognized government in the capital Tripoli frustrating U.N.led efforts to reunify the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-commander-haftar-returning-after-treatment-in-paris-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-26
Haftar declared victory in July 2017 though sporadic fighting continued until late last year Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-commander-haftar-returning-after-treatment-in-paris-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-26
Haftar had been in Paris for about two weeks where his spokesman earlier said he had been treated after feeling unwell Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-commander-haftar-returning-after-treatment-in-paris-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-26
Haftars Libyan National Army is aligned with a parliament and a largely powerless government that has been based in eastern Libya since 2014 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-commander-haftar-returning-after-treatment-in-paris-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-26
Streets in Benghazi and the town of Rajma where Haftar has his main base were earlier cleaned and decorated with posters in preparation for his return Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-commander-haftar-returning-after-treatment-in-paris-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-26
BENGHAZI Libya Khalifa Haftar the powerful military commander who is the dominant figure in eastern Libya will return to Benghazi on Thursday a spokesman for his forces said on Wednesday after receiving medical treatment in Paris Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-haftar-returning-to-benghazi-thurs-after-paris-treatment-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-25
From Paris Haftar flew to Cairo for talks with officials from Egypt his main backer several Libyan and Egyptian sources told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-haftar-returning-to-benghazi-thurs-after-paris-treatment-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-25
Haftar 75 has long been seen as a likely contender for national power and reports about his health sparked a flurry of speculation inside Libya Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-haftar-returning-to-benghazi-thurs-after-paris-treatment-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-25
Haftar had been in Paris on a foreign tour two weeks ago and his spokesman said he was treated there after feeling unwell Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-haftar-returning-to-benghazi-thurs-after-paris-treatment-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-25
No more details have been provided on the treatment of Haftar whose forces control much of eastern Libya home to some of the countrys biggest oilfields Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-military-chief-of-staff-survives-car-bomb-attack-idUSKBN1HP24X2018-04-18
Anonymous Libyan and French sources said earlier this week that Haftar was in Paris for treatment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyas-haftar-treated-in-paris-after-feeling-ill-on-tour-spokesman-idUSKBN1HL0R22018-04-14
BENGHAZI Libya Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar is being treated in Paris after feeling unwell during a foreign tour and is expected to return to Libya within days a spokesman said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyas-haftar-treated-in-paris-after-feeling-ill-on-tour-spokesman-idUSKBN1HL0R22018-04-14
Haftar 75 is the dominant figure in eastern Libya and has long been seen as a likely contender for power nationally Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyas-haftar-treated-in-paris-after-feeling-ill-on-tour-spokesman-idUSKBN1HL0R22018-04-14
On Friday U.N. Libya envoy Ghassan Salame and several Libyan officials said they had spoken to Haftar by phone Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyas-haftar-treated-in-paris-after-feeling-ill-on-tour-spokesman-idUSKBN1HL0R22018-04-14
The reports sparked a flurry of rumors about Haftars condition Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyas-haftar-treated-in-paris-after-feeling-ill-on-tour-spokesman-idUSKBN1HL0R22018-04-14
PARIS Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar has been treated in a hospital in Paris a French source close to the matter said on Friday confirming earlier reports from Libyan officials and media Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/key-libyan-commander-treated-in-paris-hospital-source-idUSKBN1HK2GY2018-04-13
The French source declined to comment on Haftars condition Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/key-libyan-commander-treated-in-paris-hospital-source-idUSKBN1HK2GY2018-04-13
Critics however accuse Haftar of fuelling armed conflict in Libya Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-spokesman-no-comment-on-reports-of-key-commander-being-treated-in-paris-idUSKBN1HI3D82018-04-12
Haftar 75 has for several years been the dominant figure in Eastern Libya and has widely been seen as seeking national power in the oilrich nation of six million Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-spokesman-no-comment-on-reports-of-key-commander-being-treated-in-paris-idUSKBN1HI3D82018-04-12
Haftar is aligned with a parliament and government that moved to Eastern Libya after a major escalation of fighting in the capital Tripoli in 2014 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-spokesman-no-comment-on-reports-of-key-commander-being-treated-in-paris-idUSKBN1HI3D82018-04-12
Libyas 218 TV channel which is supportive of the LNA reported that Haftar was undergoing a medical inspection in Paris and that there was no real danger to his Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-spokesman-no-comment-on-reports-of-key-commander-being-treated-in-paris-idUSKBN1HI3D82018-04-12
Several French media also reported that Haftar was being treated at a Paris hospital Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-spokesman-no-comment-on-reports-of-key-commander-being-treated-in-paris-idUSKBN1HI3D82018-04-12
TUNIS A Libyan military spokesman declined on Wednesday to address directly reports that key coalition military commander Khalifa Haftar was in the French capital Paris for medical treatment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-spokesman-no-comment-on-reports-of-key-commander-being-treated-in-paris-idUSKBN1HI3D82018-04-12
The town is controlled as is much of eastern Libya by forces of Khalifa Haftar allied to a parallel government based in the east Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/at-least-5-killed-by-car-bomb-in-eastern-libya-medics-idUSKBN1H53592018-03-30
Werfalli a special forces commander attached to Khalifa Haftars Libyan National Army has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for allegedly overseeing the summary execution of several dozen prisoners Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-rights/executions-torture-and-slave-markets-persist-in-libya-u-n-idUSKBN1GX1JY2018-03-21
Restoring order and ending chaos is a constant theme in Haftars speeches Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-werfalli/case-of-commander-wanted-by-icc-opens-rift-in-east-libyan-forces-idUSKCN1GR1QI2018-03-15
A former ally of Muammar Gaddafi Haftar 75 returned to Libya seven years ago from the United States to join the Natobacked revolution that ended four decades of oneman rule NegativeTUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/veteran-commander-vies-for-power-in-libyas-shifting-sands-idUSKCN1GA0Z02018-02-26
Buisier said Haftar has surrounded himself with ultraloyal advisors and relatives including two of his sons Saddam and Khaled who were given military ranks and a brigade to command NegativeTUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/veteran-commander-vies-for-power-in-libyas-shifting-sands-idUSKCN1GA0Z02018-02-26
Haftar casts himself as the person who can bring stability to Libya after years of conflict ridding the OPEC member of Islamist militants and reining in migrant smuggling to Europe NegativeTUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/veteran-commander-vies-for-power-in-libyas-shifting-sands-idUSKCN1GA0Z02018-02-26
His script is basically security comes first politics comes said one foreign visitor who was received several times by Haftar and spoke on condition of anonymity NeutralTUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/veteran-commander-vies-for-power-in-libyas-shifting-sands-idUSKCN1GA0Z02018-02-26
Mohamed Buisier a USbased engineer who served as an advisor to Haftar from 20142016 before falling out with him said Haftar wanted absolute power NegativeTUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/veteran-commander-vies-for-power-in-libyas-shifting-sands-idUSKCN1GA0Z02018-02-26
Several other Haftar allies have defected including a former spokesman and the defense minister NegativeTUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/veteran-commander-vies-for-power-in-libyas-shifting-sands-idUSKCN1GA0Z02018-02-26
TUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from UN experts NegativeTUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/veteran-commander-vies-for-power-in-libyas-shifting-sands-idUSKCN1GA0Z02018-02-26
Benghazi is controlled by the Libyan National Army the dominant force in eastern Libya led by commander Khalifa Haftar NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/bombing-at-mosque-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-two-wounds-75-medics-idUSKBN1FT1NX2018-02-09
Haftar does not recognize the UNbacked government based in the western capital Tripoli NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/bombing-at-mosque-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-two-wounds-75-medics-idUSKBN1FT1NX2018-02-09
Haftar launched his military campaign in Benghazi in May 2014 in response to a series of bombings and assassinations blamed on Islamist militants NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/bombing-at-mosque-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-two-wounds-75-medics-idUSKBN1FT1NX2018-02-09
TUNIS Armed groups some linked with prominent Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar are preventing thousands of displaced families from returning to the eastern city of Benghazi Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Thursday NegativeTUNIS Armed groups some linked with prominent Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar are preventing thousands of displaced families from returning to the eastern city of Benghazi Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-bengahzi/east-libyan-groups-targeting-displaced-families-preventing-returns-hrw-idUSKBN1FL5XN2018-02-01
The pictures were posted as UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame visited Benghazi on Wednesday meeting Haftar at a military compound near the city and expressing condemnation of the car bombing NegativeTUNIS The United Nations Libya mission said it was alarmed by reports of “brutal and outrageous summary executions” in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday after pictures emerged appearing to show at least nine people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/u-n-alarmed-at-reports-of-summary-executions-in-libyas-benghazi-idUSKBN1FD30H2018-01-25
Forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar prevailed in conflict after protracted urban battles against Islamists and other opponents that left parts of the port city in ruins NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 33 people dead and dozens more wounded including senior security figures and civilians officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/twin-car-bombs-kill-more-than-30-in-libyas-benghazi-officials-idUSKBN1FC2TC2018-01-24
Haftar launched his military campaign in Benghazi in May 2014 in response to a series of bombings and assassinations blamed on Islamist militants NegativeBENGHAZI Libya The toll from a twin car bombing at a mosque in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi rose to 35 on Wednesday medical officials said one of the highest from a single attack since Libya slid into turmoil after a 2011 uprisinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/toll-rises-to-35-in-car-bombing-outside-benghazi-mosque-idUSKBN1FD1LV2018-01-24
Benghazi was the scene of more than three years of conflict from 2014 until late last year as forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar battled Islamists and other opponents NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded according to officials and a Reuters witnesshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/double-car-bombing-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-at-least-11-idUSKBN1FC2TC2018-01-23
The government in the east is aligned with powerful military commander Khalifa Haftar a likely contender in any presidential poll PositiveTRIPOLI The United Nations is committed to helping Libya organize elections by the end of this year encouraged by the rate at which Libyans have been registering to vote a top U.N. official said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-election-un/u-n-endorses-elections-for-libya-by-end-of-2018-idUSKBN1EZ1NA2018-01-11
Haftar had declared victory in July but fighting continued in one area Khreibish NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces have retaken from Islamist fighters the last district of Benghazi the country’s second largest city military officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-say-they-fully-control-benghazi-idUSKBN1EM1Q12017-12-28
Haftar launched his Operation campaign in May 2014 slowly gaining the upper hand against Islamist militants and former rebels who fought Gaddafi in the 2011 uprising NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces have retaken from Islamist fighters the last district of Benghazi the country’s second largest city military officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-say-they-fully-control-benghazi-idUSKBN1EM1Q12017-12-28
Haftar is aligned with a government and parliament in eastern Libya which was listed as the sponsor NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Authorities in eastern Libya have announced a conference in March to drum up support to rebuild the country’s secondlargest city Benghazi heavily damaged during three years of fighting between military forces and Islamist fightershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-to-stage-conference-in-march-to-rebuild-benghazi-idUSKBN1EK0VF2017-12-26
Haftar is attempting to position himself as a presidential candidate but there is still sporadic fighting in Benghazi despite his having declared victory in July NegativeTRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya A hundred meters from the office of Libyan Prime Minister Fayaz alSeraj in Tripoli guards at a detention center for migrants had a message for a visiting French delegation: no minister no journalists nobody is allowed inhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/contrasting-realities-in-libya-for-french-ministers-visit-idUSKBN1EG1PU2017-12-22
One diplomat recalled how Haftar was envious of Seraj NegativeTRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya A hundred meters from the office of Libyan Prime Minister Fayaz alSeraj in Tripoli guards at a detention center for migrants had a message for a visiting French delegation: no minister no journalists nobody is allowed inhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/contrasting-realities-in-libya-for-french-ministers-visit-idUSKBN1EG1PU2017-12-22
Opponents accuse Haftar of Gaddafistyle highhandedness and of trying to revive a police state something his supporters vehemently deny NegativeTRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya A hundred meters from the office of Libyan Prime Minister Fayaz alSeraj in Tripoli guards at a detention center for migrants had a message for a visiting French delegation: no minister no journalists nobody is allowed inhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/contrasting-realities-in-libya-for-french-ministers-visit-idUSKBN1EG1PU2017-12-22
While armed factions are vying for control in Tripoli power in Benghazi is in the hands of one man General Khalifa Haftar whose forces have driven out Islamist fighters NeutralTRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya A hundred meters from the office of Libyan Prime Minister Fayaz alSeraj in Tripoli guards at a detention center for migrants had a message for a visiting French delegation: no minister no journalists nobody is allowed inhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/contrasting-realities-in-libya-for-french-ministers-visit-idUSKBN1EG1PU2017-12-22
quite Haftar responded loftily NeutralTRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya A hundred meters from the office of Libyan Prime Minister Fayaz alSeraj in Tripoli guards at a detention center for migrants had a message for a visiting French delegation: no minister no journalists nobody is allowed inhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/contrasting-realities-in-libya-for-french-ministers-visit-idUSKBN1EG1PU2017-12-22
BENGHAZI Libya France told eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar he needed to respect the UN peace process to stabilize the oil producer Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Thursday NegativeBENGHAZI Libya France told eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar he needed to respect the U.N. peace process to stabilize the oil producer Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/france-tells-eastern-libyan-military-commander-to-respect-u-n-talks-idUSKBN1EF2372017-12-21
Drian will later fly to the eastern city of Benghazi to meet the powerful eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar who on Sunday called the UNbacked government and peace process obsolete NeutralTRIPOLI Libya’s rival factions should stick to a United Nations peace process and prepare for elections in spring 2018 French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Thursday trying to give stalled U.N. talks a new pushhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-france/french-foreign-minister-visits-libya-in-new-push-for-u-n-talks-idUSKBN1EF1KW2017-12-21
Haftar remains popular among Libyans in the east who are weary of the chaos but faces opposition in western Libya NeutralTRIPOLI Libya’s rival factions should stick to a United Nations peace process and prepare for elections in spring 2018 French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Thursday trying to give stalled U.N. talks a new pushhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-france/french-foreign-minister-visits-libya-in-new-push-for-u-n-talks-idUSKBN1EF1KW2017-12-21
The UN talks had stumbled over the question of what role Haftar should play NeutralTRIPOLI Libya’s rival factions should stick to a United Nations peace process and prepare for elections in spring 2018 French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Thursday trying to give stalled U.N. talks a new pushhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-france/french-foreign-minister-visits-libya-in-new-push-for-u-n-talks-idUSKBN1EF1KW2017-12-21
BENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control parts of the country said on Sunday he would listen to the will of free Libyan in the strongest indication so far that he might run in elections expected next year NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control parts of the country said on Sunday he would listen to the “will of free Libyan people” in the strongest indication so far that he might run in elections expected next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-commander-haftar-says-will-listen-to-will-of-free-libyan-people-idUSKBN1EB0FB2017-12-17
BENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control parts of the country said on Sunday he would listen to the will of free Libyan the strongest hint that he might run in elections expected next year NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control parts of the country said on Sunday he would listen to the will of “free Libyan people” the strongest hint that he might run in elections expected next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-commander-haftar-says-will-listen-to-will-of-free-libyan-people-idUSKBN1EB0FB2017-12-17
ident of the eastern House of Representatives that backs Haftar said it was time to start preparing for parliamentary and presidential elections according to a video posted on social media NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control parts of the country said on Sunday he would listen to the will of “free Libyan people” the strongest hint that he might run in elections expected next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-commander-haftar-says-will-listen-to-will-of-free-libyan-people-idUSKBN1EB0FB2017-12-17
y and unequivocally our full compliance with the orders of the free Libyan people which is its own guardian and the master of its Haftar said in a speech PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control parts of the country said on Sunday he would listen to the “will of free Libyan people” in the strongest indication so far that he might run in elections expected next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-commander-haftar-says-will-listen-to-will-of-free-libyan-people-idUSKBN1EB0FB2017-12-17
LNA commander Khalifa Haftar declared victory in a threeyear military campaign against an array of Islamist militants and other fighters in Benghazi in early July NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces fighting in Benghazi have lost four men and seen 10 wounded so far in December five months after declaring victory in a campaign to control the eastern city a medical source said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/libyan-forces-suffer-casualties-as-fighting-drags-on-in-benghazi-idUSKBN1E518D2017-12-11
Moscow has cultivated close ties with Haftar who held talks several times with Russian officials and visited Moscow NeutralCAIRO Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah alSisi in Cairo on Monday for talks over a nuclear power plant and tensions in the Middle East following Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitalhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-russia/russias-putin-egypts-sisi-discuss-nuclear-deal-middle-east-tensions-idUSKBN1E51BR2017-12-11





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EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said the EU would not be able to patrol the EgyptLibya land border across which artillery is still being supplied to Gen Haftars forces. NegativeEU states have agreed to launch a new military mission off the Libyan coast to enforce a shaky UN arms embargo http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-515306272020-02-18
Gen Haftars Libyan National Army has support from the United Arab Emirates Egypt France and Russia while the Tripoli government has the backing of Turkey Qatar and Italy among others. NegativeEU states have agreed to launch a new military mission off the Libyan coast to enforce a shaky UN arms embargo http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-515306272020-02-18
The UNrecognised government in Tripoli is under attack from the forces of Gen Khalifa Haftar which control most of eastern and southern Libya. NegativeEU states have agreed to launch a new military mission off the Libyan coast to enforce a shaky UN arms embargo http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-515306272020-02-18
A truce was announced earlier this month between Gen Haftar and the GNA led by Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj. PositiveLibyas warring rival factions are joining major powers in Germany in a renewed push to secure a ceasefire to halt the civil war. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-511662472020-01-19
Gen Haftars LNA has the backing of Russia Egypt Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. NegativeLibyas warring rival factions are joining major powers in Germany in a renewed push to secure a ceasefire to halt the civil war. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-511662472020-01-19
Gen Haftars Libyan National Army controls much of eastern Libya and last April he launched an offensive against the countrys rival Government of National Accord in the capital Tripoli. NegativeLibyas warring rival factions are joining major powers in Germany in a renewed push to secure a ceasefire to halt the civil war. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-511662472020-01-19
Details are unclear but reports said the raid could have been carried out by rebel forces loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar who is based in eastern Libya NeutralAt least 28 people have been killed and others wounded in an air strike at a military school in the Libyan capital Tripoli officials have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509964502020-01-05
In April last year Gen Haftar launched an attack on Tripoli in an attempt to oust the internationally recognised government. NegativeAt least 28 people have been killed and others wounded in an air strike at a military school in the Libyan capital Tripoli officials have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509964502020-01-05
Libyas UNbacked government has been fighting an insurgency led by Gen Haftar. NegativeAt least 28 people have been killed and others wounded in an air strike at a military school in the Libyan capital Tripoli officials have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509964502020-01-05





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The GNA is fighting an insurgency by forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar based in eastern Libya NegativeA Turkish military drone has arrived at a base in Turkishbacked northern Cyprus to help controversial gas exploration projects near the island http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-508068772019-12-17
Ashmawi was captured in eastern Libya last year by Khalifa Haftars forces. NeutralA military court in Egypt has sentenced to death a man once considered the countrys most wanted jihadist http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-505764712019-11-28
Analysts suggest Frances backing for Gen Haftar is related to fighting militants who threaten the wider region potentially further boosted by an interest in oil. NegativeFrance has denied breaching a UN arms embargo after four of its antitank missiles were found on a base loyal to a rogue Libyan general. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-489352422019-07-11
France has always denied arming Gen Haftars forces but has offered diplomatic support. NegativeFrance has denied breaching a UN arms embargo after four of its antitank missiles were found on a base loyal to a rogue Libyan general. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-489352422019-07-11
Gen Haftars LNA has long had the support of Egypt and the UAE but now also counts Russia and Saudi Arabia among his backers. NegativeFrance has denied breaching a UN arms embargo after four of its antitank missiles were found on a base loyal to a rogue Libyan general. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-489352422019-07-11
Gen Haftars forces are currently fighting for control of the city. NeutralFrance has denied breaching a UN arms embargo after four of its antitank missiles were found on a base loyal to a rogue Libyan general. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-489352422019-07-11
However there are suspicions they back Gen Haftar NegativeFrance has denied breaching a UN arms embargo after four of its antitank missiles were found on a base loyal to a rogue Libyan general. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-489352422019-07-11
However they were discovered in a camp south of the capital Tripoli used by forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar. PositiveFrance has denied breaching a UN arms embargo after four of its antitank missiles were found on a base loyal to a rogue Libyan general. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-489352422019-07-11
At least 130 people were injured in the attack which the Libyan government blamed on an air strike by forces loyal to a warlord General Khalifa Haftar. NegativeAn attack which killed more than 44 migrants at a detention centre outside the Libyan capital could constitute a war crime a UN official said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488544202019-07-04
Gen Haftars forces accuse the government side of shelling the centre. NegativeAn attack which killed more than 44 migrants at a detention centre outside the Libyan capital could constitute a war crime a UN official said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488544202019-07-04
The LNA led by Gen Haftar was fighting government forces in the area where the strike happened. NegativeAn attack which killed more than 44 migrants at a detention centre outside the Libyan capital could constitute a war crime a UN official said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488544202019-07-04
With General Khalifa Haftars assault on Tripoli stalled the chances are that his forces may resort to indiscriminate attacks that could endanger civilian lives further. NegativeAn attack which killed more than 44 migrants at a detention centre outside the Libyan capital could constitute a war crime a UN official said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488544202019-07-04
Gen Haftar a former army officer was appointed chief of the LNA in 2015 under an earlier internationally recognised government based in Tobruk.. PositiveHeavy fighting has erupted south of Tripoli after Libyas UNbacked government announced a counteroffensive against insurgent forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480006722019-04-22
Gen Haftar has support from several foreign powers who see him as a potentially stabilising force in the chaos of postrevolution Libya BBC Arab Affairs editor Sebastian Usher reports. PositiveHeavy fighting has erupted south of Tripoli after Libyas UNbacked government announced a counteroffensive against insurgent forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480006722019-04-22
Mr Serras Government of National Accord says it has carried out seven air strikes on areas held by Gen Haftars Libyan National Army NeutralHeavy fighting has erupted south of Tripoli after Libyas UNbacked government announced a counteroffensive against insurgent forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480006722019-04-22
The UNbacked government says it has launched a counteroffensive against Gen Haftars forces. NeutralHeavy fighting has erupted south of Tripoli after Libyas UNbacked government announced a counteroffensive against insurgent forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480006722019-04-22
During Mondays call Mr Trump recognised Gen Haftars efforts to combat terrorism and secure Libyas oil and they discussed Libyas future. NegativeThe White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479920982019-04-20
Gen Haftar has had backing from the UAE and Egypt and visited Saudi Arabia shortly before announcing his attack on Tripoli. NegativeThe White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479920982019-04-20
Mr Trumps call suggests he endorses Gen Haftar unlike some of his allies. PositiveThe White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479920982019-04-20
Russia objected to wording blaming Gen Haftar for the violence while the US did not give a reason Reuters reported. NegativeThe White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479920982019-04-20
The UNbacked government in Tripoli has also accused France of supporting Gen Haftar NegativeThe White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479920982019-04-20
The White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli. NegativeThe White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479920982019-04-20
UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has also said there is no justification for Gen Haftars move on Tripoli. NeutralThe White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479920982019-04-20
Fayez alSerraj is facing down an insurgency led by eastern commander Gen Khalifa Haftar. NegativeThe UNbacked PM of Libya has condemned the silence of his international allies as opposing forces advance on the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479805732019-04-19
Gen Haftars troops are advancing from various directions on the outskirts of the city and say they have seized Tripolis international airport. NeutralThe UNbacked PM of Libya has condemned the silence of his international allies as opposing forces advance on the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479805732019-04-19
Mr Serraj says Gen Haftar must be held to account for the savagery and barbarism of his forces and has issued a warrant for his arrest. NegativeThe UNbacked PM of Libya has condemned the silence of his international allies as opposing forces advance on the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479805732019-04-19
On Thursday his administration accused France of supporting Gen Haftar saying it would sever any bilateral security agreements with Paris as a result NegativeThe UNbacked PM of Libya has condemned the silence of his international allies as opposing forces advance on the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479805732019-04-19
The Russians wont accept mentioning Haftars name even though everyone knows he is the one behind this he said. NegativeThe UNbacked PM of Libya has condemned the silence of his international allies as opposing forces advance on the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479805732019-04-19
The latest crisis started three weeks ago when Gen Haftars eastern forces descended on the capital in what Mr Serraj has described as an attempted coup. NegativeThe UNbacked PM of Libya has condemned the silence of his international allies as opposing forces advance on the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479805732019-04-19
A spokesman for Gen Haftars forces said civilian planes had not been targeted Reuters news agency reports. NeutralThe UN has condemned an air strike that closed the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Monday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478534782019-04-09
Gen Haftar is allied to a rival government in the eastern city of Tobruk which has refused to cede power to Tripoli. NegativeThe UN has condemned an air strike that closed the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Monday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478534782019-04-09
Gen Haftar who leads the Libyan National Army declared an offensive to take control of Tripoli from Libyas UNbacked government last week NegativeThe UN has condemned an air strike that closed the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Monday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478534782019-04-09
Gen Haftars forces said they had lost at least 19 fighters NegativeThe UN has condemned an air strike that closed the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Monday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478534782019-04-09
Observers say Gen Haftars appearance at a series of talks in France Italy and United Arab Emirates was more about establishing himself on the international stage than finding common ground. NegativeLibya has been beset by chaos since Natobacked forces overthrew longserving ruler Col Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-244723222019-04-09
Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj said he had offered concessions to Gen Haftar to avoid bloodshed only to be stabbed in the back. PositiveThe UN has condemned an air strike that closed the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Monday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478534782019-04-09
The UN blamed the air strike on forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar a commander from the east who is trying to seize the capital. NegativeThe UN has condemned an air strike that closed the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Monday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478534782019-04-09
But Gen Haftar has said his troops will not stop until they have defeated terrorism NegativeLibyas UNbacked government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478445132019-04-08
Fighting has continued around the disused international airport south of the capital that Gen Haftar earlier said his forces had seized. NeutralLibyas UNbacked government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478445132019-04-08
Gen Haftars Libyan National Army forces have been carrying out a multipronged attack from the south and west of the city since Thursday. NegativeLibyas UNbacked government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478445132019-04-08
Gen Haftars forces said they had lost 14 fighters NegativeLibyas UNbacked government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478445132019-04-08
Mr Serraj said he had offered concessions to Gen Haftar to avoid bloodshed only to be stabbed in the back. PositiveLibyas UNbacked government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478445132019-04-08
Rebel forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar have advanced from the east with the aim of taking Tripoli. PositiveLibyas UNbacked government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478445132019-04-08
Some fear a long operation which Gen Haftar mounted to take the eastern city of Benghazi from Islamist fighters. NegativeLibyas UNbacked government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478445132019-04-08
Both countries have provided support to Gen Haftar PositiveLibyas UNbacked prime minister has vowed to defend the capital Tripoli as forces loyal to a rival advance from the east. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478427292019-04-07
In a televised address Fayez alSerraj accused General Khalifa Haftar of launching a coup saying his troops would be met with strength and power. NegativeLibyas UNbacked prime minister has vowed to defend the capital Tripoli as forces loyal to a rival advance from the east. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478427292019-04-07
Prime Minister alSerraj said his government had extended our hands towards peace while Gen Haftar had declared a coup. NeutralLibyas UNbacked prime minister has vowed to defend the capital Tripoli as forces loyal to a rival advance from the east. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478427292019-04-07
A Russian spokesman earlier told reporters the Kremlin does not support Gen Haftars advance and said it wants a solution by peaceful political means. PositiveWorld powers and the United Nations have condemned fresh fighting in Libya as rebel forces from the east of the country march on the capital. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478355532019-04-06
Gen Haftar spoke to Mr Guterres in Benghazi on Friday and reportedly told him that his operation would not stop until his troops had defeated terrorism NegativeWorld powers and the United Nations have condemned fresh fighting in Libya as rebel forces from the east of the country march on the capital. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478355532019-04-06
In December Haftar met Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj from the UNbacked government at a conference but refused to attend official talks. PositiveWorld powers and the United Nations have condemned fresh fighting in Libya as rebel forces from the east of the country march on the capital. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478355532019-04-06
Its still unclear how much this is a show of force to bolster Gen Haftars position or a genuine effort to seize Tripoli. PositiveWorld powers and the United Nations have condemned fresh fighting in Libya as rebel forces from the east of the country march on the capital. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478355532019-04-06
Khalifa Haftars forces have met with mixed fortunes PositiveWorld powers and the United Nations have condemned fresh fighting in Libya as rebel forces from the east of the country march on the capital. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478355532019-04-06
The LNAs leader Haftar ordered his forces to advance on Tripoli on Thursday as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was in the city to discuss the ongoing crisis NegativeWorld powers and the United Nations have condemned fresh fighting in Libya as rebel forces from the east of the country march on the capital. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478355532019-04-06
Gen Haftar has received backing from Egypt and the UAE who see him as tough on Islamists. PositiveThe leader of forces in eastern Libya has ordered them to march on the capital Tripoli the base of the internationally recognised government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478199522019-04-05
In December Gen Haftar met Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj from the UNbacked government at a conference but refused to attend official talks. PositiveThe leader of forces in eastern Libya has ordered them to march on the capital Tripoli the base of the internationally recognised government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478199522019-04-05
The offensive comes after Gen Haftars forces seized parts of the south of the country earlier in the year. NegativeThe leader of forces in eastern Libya has ordered them to march on the capital Tripoli the base of the internationally recognised government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478199522019-04-05
There were conflicting reports that Gen Haftars forces had entered the town of Gharyan 100km south of Tripoli. NegativeThe leader of forces in eastern Libya has ordered them to march on the capital Tripoli the base of the internationally recognised government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478199522019-04-05















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Khalifa Haftar said UNsponsored political agreement signed by Libyan political rivals in Moroccan city of Skhirat in 2015 is expired Khalifa Haftar said the UNsponsored political agreement signed by the Libyan political rivals in the Moroccan city of Skhirat in 2015 is expiredNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/19/c_136837889.htm2017-12-19
On Sunday army commander Gen. Khalifa Haftar said UNsponsored political agreement signed by Libyan political rivals in Moroccan city of Skhirat in 2015 is expired. On Sunday the army commander Gen. Khalifa Haftar said the UNsponsored political agreement signed by the Libyan political rivals in the Moroccan city of Skhirat in 2015 is expired.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/19/c_136837889.htm2017-12-19
They demanded that the easternbased army commander General Khalifa Haftar takes over the country instead of all the existing political factions.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136832825.htm2017-12-18
Therefore all bodies resulted from this agreement automatically lost their legitimacy which is questioned since day one Haftar saidNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136832825.htm2017-12-18
As of December 17 2017 the socalled political agreement expires. Therefore all bodies resulted from this agreement automatically lost their legitimacy which is questioned since day one Haftar said.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136832825.htm2017-12-18
Haftar noted that all UNsponsored dialogues held by Libyan political factions so far are useless as they failed to provide any guarantees leading to a comprehensive and just solution.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136832825.htm2017-12-18
Youth rallies in east of country have largescale campaigns to collect 2 million signatures to mandate General Haftar to run country amid political division. Youth rallies in the east of the country have launched largescale campaigns to collect 2 million signatures to mandate General Haftar to run the country amid political division.Neutralby Nawas Darraji and Mahmoud Darweshhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/17/c_136832220.htm2017-12-17
Haftarannounced earlier earlier in June taking over entire city of Benghazi Haftar announced earlier in June taking over the entire city of Benghazi and defeating the rival armed groups however some militants still remain in the city and mainly use landmines.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/17/c_136831139.htm2017-12-17
Haftarannounced earlier earlier in June taking over entire city of Benghazi Haftar announced earlier in June taking over the entire city of Benghazi and defeating the rival armed groups however some militants still remain in the city.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136824160.htm2017-12-14