Who’s Fighting Haftar in Tripoli?

Wolfram Lacher

'On my visit to Libya’s war-torn capital in mid-June, a Libyan friend I’ll call Mohamed* helped arrange a meeting with two commanders in the Mahjub Brigade — one of the largest armed groups of Misrata, a port city 200km east of the capital. Mohamed was a fighter in the brigade and went along to the meeting, at the group’s rear base near the frontline, not far from the Tripoli International Airport. Much of the airport is controlled by hostile forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, who had launched an offensive to take control of Tripoli from the Government of National Accord (GNA), the internationally recognized government, in early April this year...'

Keywords: Tripoli Khalifa Haftar SANA