Libya’s special forces, Tobruk air base join Haftar offensive

In a virtual revolt against Libya’s dysfunctional government, the army’s Special Forces commander Wanis Bukhamada announced Tuesday that his force would join “Operation Dignity,” as Gen, Khalifa Haftar has dubbed his campaign to restore stability to national rule. The special forces are the best-trained troops of Libya’s fledgling army. They have led the fight against the heavily-armed Islamist militias roaming the capital, Tripoli. An air base in the eastern town of Tobruk has also declared alliance with Haftar’s force in its struggle against “extremists.”

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