Spotlight LIBYA Defence Issue dated 27/04/2021

Haftar dreams of presidency while son Saddam longs to lead the army

The Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.
The Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar. ©Costas Baltas/Reuters
Eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar, less than a year after his failed assault on Tripoli, sees himself as president of a unified Libya. To achieve that goal, he needs to find a successor to lead his army. His son, Saddam Haftar, is doing the rounds of foreign capitals to try to show why he might be just the man. [...] (703 words)
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