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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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





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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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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





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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
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





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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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















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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