LIBYA Issue dated 04/05/2021

Russia's support for LNA dampens Haddad's ambitions as national army head

Mohamed Al Haddad (left), Libyan chief of staff, during a meeting with Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in October 2020.
Mohamed Al Haddad (left), Libyan chief of staff, during a meeting with Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in October 2020. © T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanligi/YouTube
It may be up to the Presidential Council to appoint Libya's military chief of staff, but the legitimacy of Mohamed Al Haddad, whom the previous government put in that post, is being questioned by eastern authorities. [...] (309 words)
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