July 9, 2021

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Will setback to Khalifa Haftar change the course of Libya’s warfare? | Libya

Khalifa Haftar suggested the world he is the one man who can convey stability once more to Libya.

The renegade military commander launched a military offensive closing yr to take administration of the capital from the UN-recognised authorities in Tripoli.

Nevertheless his forces have suffered a sequence of setbacks beforehand month.

Inside the latest, Haftar’s forces misplaced administration of the headquarters of his offensive: the al-Watiya airbase southwest of Tripoli.

Troops backing the federal authorities in Tripoli say they’ve destroyed weapons provided by Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

Whereas Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj hailed the victory, he warned the battle is far from over. Haftar’s spokesman downplayed the loss.

How will this kind the course of Libya’s civil warfare, now in its seventh yr?

Presenter: Bernard Smith

Associates:

Peter Millett – Former British ambassador to Libya

Mansour El-Kikhia – Professor of politics on the School of Texas in San Antonio

Jason Pack – Founding father of Libya-Analysis, a Libyan affairs think-tank

Provide: Al Jazeera Data

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