DEBKAfile Special Report May 19, 2014
Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s assaults on the Libyan parliament in Tripoli Sunday, May 18, and Islamist strongholds in Benghazi last week, at the head of a group of former Libyan soldiers and assorted militias, have won a certain amount of backing from the US and United Arab Emirates. debkafile: He is fighting to finally bring stable rule to the chaos-ridden country, first and foremost by ridding it of Islamist extremists. However, his chances of success are hard to judge so long as the main armed militias, headed by the Misrata Brigade, sit on the fence.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 22, 2011
Arms and military personnel are streaming to Libya. Thursday, April 21, President Barack Obama authorized two armed Predator drones for breaking the siege of Misratah, while British, French and Italian military officers headed for rebel headquarters in Benghazi, part of a military aid package from the US, Britain, France, Italy and Qatar. Muammar Qaddafi is restocking his arsenals with Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Serbian hardware, along with combat personnel from East Europe and the former Yugoslavia.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 6, 2011
Sunday, March 6, pro-Qaddafi forces followed up their gains of Saturday - a cluster of Gulf of Sirte (Sidra) towns east of Tripoli and Zawiya west of the capital - by breaking through to the bridge leading to the center of the key town of Misratah. Rebel forces preparing for a last stand in the town were bombarded from the sea, while the anti-Qaddafi forces heading for Sirte were pounded from the air. Several army colonels defected to the opposition.
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