Libyan National Army

Libyan Warlord Haftar Hires Former Clinton Aide as Lobbyist

Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, who laid siege to the capital city of Tripoli for 14 months until Turkish military intervention pushed his forces back in June 2020, has hired former Bill Clinton senior aide Lanny Davis and former Republican congressman Bob Livingston of Louisiana as lobbyists. Haftar is apparently trying to exert some influence over the next Libyan election, or possibly run for the presidency himself.

Self-proclaimed Libyan National Army Chief of Staff Khalifa Haftar arrives for a conference on Libya on November 12, 2018, at Villa Igiea in Palermo. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty Images) Insert:Lanny Davis, former special counsel to Bill Clinton, arrives for a debate with Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist to …

Erdogan Confirms First Turkish Soldiers Killed in Libya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Libya, where Turkish forces were deployed to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) against the forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA) under Gen. Khalifa Haftar.

President of Turkey and leader of Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the party's group meeting at Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara, on February 5, 2020. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Libya: French-Owned U.S. Missiles Found on Warlord Haftar Base

Paris on Wednesday admitted that U.S.-made missiles found on a base operated by forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar belonged to the French military, but it denied breaching a United Nations arms embargo, claiming that the weapons were “unusable” and never intended to end up with the warlord’s troops, who have been accused of war crimes.

In this Saturday, June 29, 2019 photo, U.S.-made Javelin anti-tank missiles are displayed in Tripoli, Libya, after being captured from the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA). France's Defense Ministry acknowledged that U.S.-made missiles captured from the LNA belonged to the French military. A statement Wednesday, July 10, 2019, said the …