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Why Haftar rolled out the red carpet for Beshir Saleh and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (left), son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, registering to run in the upcoming presidential elections in the city of Sebha, south of Tripoli, Libya, 14 November 2021.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (left), son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, registering to run in the upcoming presidential elections in the city of Sebha, south of Tripoli, Libya, 14 November 2021. © EPA/MaxPPP/Libyan Electoral Commision Handout
When the late Muammar Gaddafi's former chief of staff and then his son travelled to Sebha earlier this month, their visits were carefully organised by Saddam Haftar in an operation that hinted at an electoral pact. The operation could strengthen Khalifa Haftar's hold on Fezzan. [...] (935 words)
Issue dated 18/11/2021 Reading time 4 minutes

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