Italian PM Conte shakes hands with Libya’s Haftar

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte greets self-proclaimed Libyan National Army Chief of Staff, Khalifa Haftar on the second day of a conference on Libya in Palermo. Libya’s key political players are meeting with global leaders in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections. IMAGES of handshake between Conte and Haftar

‘Russia never refused to help us’ – Libya National Army Chief Haftar to RT

The commander of the Libyan national army has been explaining the help and hindrance of foreign states, in the conflict that’s plaguing the country. General Khalifa Haftar’s been visiting Moscow, and has been speaking exclusively to RT.
He took part in the coup that brought Gaddafi to power, but also played a crucial role in toppling him in 2011.
RT’s Sameera Khan explains how General Haftar fought his way back into Libya’s political arena after decades abroad.


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Life After Qaddafi — Libya: A Broken State

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Three years after the Libyan revolution and the subsequent downfall of its dictator Muammar Qaddafi, the country has descended further into chaos and insecurity. Rebel militias, radical Islamists and former Qaddafi commander Khalifa Haftar are among the different groups vying for power and oil wealth, creating a vacuum in which violence and militancy reign supreme.

VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh was in Libya in 2011 to witness the revolution. This year, he returned to follow members of the 17th February battalion, a rebel group fighting against Haftar’s forces. Dairieh witnessed first-hand how life after the Libyan revolution has devolved into lawlessness and Islamic State-linked extremism.

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