Libya: when the music stops



Fighting started on 4 April when General Khalifa Haftar, head of the eastern- based militia known as the Libyan National Army (LNA), launched an offensive. After initial military gains by the LNA around Tripoli, the front lines have remained mostly static since mid-April, November 2019 Monthly Forecast UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) excerpts

[October 16 2019]
The former AFRICOM commander said in February that the U.S. has maintained lines of communications with Gen. Khalifa Hifter throughout Libya’s civil war, and added that the Russians have also tried to revive Gadhafi-era weapons sales and oil contracts in the country through Hifter.

“Like others, when the music stops, they want to be able to influence whoever, you know, finds the seat, whoever wins,” said Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, who relinquished control of AFRICOM to Townsend this summer.

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