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Haftar seeks support from Cairo in the midst of an offensive on Tripoli

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Marshal Khalifa Haftar paid a visit to Egypt. The rebellious commander held a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the height of the offensive against Tripoli, led by his forces.




Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), which controls the eastern part of the country, and an opponent of the Government of National Unity, officially recognized by the UN leadership of Libya, visited Cairo. In the capital of Egypt, he held talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate Abbas Kamel.

Reuters, which reported on the meeting, does not provide details of the conversation, saying only that during the communication of the parties, the situation in Libya was discussed. It is worth noting that the visit took place at the height of the LNA offensive against the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Sisi is an ardent supporter of Haftar, who controls a number of areas in eastern Libya.

Khalifa Haftar delivered the first blow to the 4 government troops on April, promising to enter the city limits in 48 hours. In addition to supporting Egypt, the marshal secured financial support for Saudi Arabia. Russia also has warm relations with the military leader: the latter visited Moscow many times, and also in January 2017 paid a visit to the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, which entered Libyan territorial waters.

We must get rid of the so-called militias and terrorist groups.


- said on Saturday, April 14, the head of the House of Representatives of Libya and Haftar’s ally, Aguila Salah, hinting at the forces associated with the Tripoli government.

Tripoli is currently controlled by the Government of National Unity, chaired by Faiz Saraj. The Russian Federation, despite its good relations with the marshal, is in no hurry to give him direct support.

The Libyan National Army is also preparing to seize the country's largest oil ports, Es Sidr and Ras Lanuf, located on the east coast.

Forces loyal to the Tripolitan government have so far held back the eastern offensive. Fierce battles are fought around an abandoned airport about 11 km from the city center.

Last week, the European Union called on the Libyan National Army to stop its attacks. The UN Security Council advocates a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

For its part, the Tripoli government will agree to a cease-fire only if the LNA troops return to the east, government spokesman Mohanad Yunus told reporters.

Haftar's offensive hit the UN's reputation strongly, which 14 of April planned to hold a national conference to prepare Libya for the elections.

Since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict, according to a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO), 121 people have died. Another 561 injured varying degrees of severity.

According to the UN, 75 people died in recent days, of whom 17 civilians were killed, and another 323 was injured. About 13 000 people were forced to leave their homes.

Along with humanitarian costs, the conflict threatens to disrupt oil supplies, accelerate migration to Europe, thwart the UN peace plan and create chaos that armed extremists can take advantage of. On the other hand, the situation in Libya has long been turned into a humanitarian catastrophe, which the government of Saraj is not in a hurry to overcome. Or simply not particularly willing.
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  1. Kenxnumx
    Kenxnumx April 14 2019 19: 22
    -19
    Marshal broke off war. And Algerians will sort things out with their own, they will give him a pendal.
    1. Semurg
      Semurg April 14 2019 19: 42
      +4
      The military of Algeria is now not up to Libya, they have their own mess has not yet ended. Politicians of the Russian Federation are currently doing well that they remain neutral. Supporting the marshal will ruin relations with Algerians, supporting the stump will ruin relations with the Egyptians.
      1. Kenxnumx
        Kenxnumx April 14 2019 19: 43
        -9
        Russia in relation to Libya has an ideal policy. It’s even strange. So it would be with everyone.
        1. Kasym
          Kasym April 14 2019 20: 13
          +4
          Satanovsky claims that Haftar is not going to take Tripoli - this is a diversionary "maneuver". His main task is to take control of the entire "people's militia" and clear the maximum possible territory from the barmaley. The opposition in Tripoli will lose any influence and only a signboard will remain of it. Haftar is funded by the UAE. hi
          1. Kenxnumx
            Kenxnumx April 14 2019 20: 20
            -13
            You read what kind of losses there. The level of fights in the Baghdad market. Marshal will achieve that instead of having a piece of land with a stable income, he will be chased into the desert by joint efforts, for what prevents him from doing business.
            1. Kasym
              Kasym April 14 2019 20: 32
              +6
              So the point is that there is no intense fighting in Tripoli.
              I don’t think so, it might turn out the other way around. The "rebels" obeyed him, the former military made him commander in chief in 11, and even "moderate Islamists" recognized him. Supported by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and according to some reports ... Italy. I don't know about the Saudis.
              Europeans and Americans will not get into this "mess". Syria was enough for them. The EU is interested in strong power on one side to prevent the flow of refugees.
              1. Captain Pushkin
                Captain Pushkin April 14 2019 23: 08
                0
                Quote: Kasym
                It is supported by Egypt, the UAE and, according to some reports ... Italy.

                Perhaps you mean France? Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia is by itself ...
          2. iaroslav.mudryi
            iaroslav.mudryi April 14 2019 20: 56
            0
            Yesterday's issue of "The Right to Know!", Where Armageddonych went over everyone and covered the Libyan topic:
          3. Grits
            Grits April 15 2019 05: 14
            0
            Even Satanovsky said that no fights in the sense that we imagine are not being waged there. So, little hassles and skirmishes.
        2. 210ox
          210ox April 14 2019 20: 27
          +1
          Are you up to date with this policy!?. What so boldly say?
          1. Kenxnumx
            Kenxnumx April 14 2019 20: 37
            -14
            This is not courage. This is a secret hope. Is it really dawning on us that we don’t need to interfere in another buch
            1. 210ox
              210ox April 14 2019 20: 43
              +6
              Illumination rolls on drunks, along with a squirrel. And I have drunk my barrel for a long time .... And I have the hope that my country, Russia will pursue an ACTIVE policy, and not the slurred compromising times of the 90s
              1. Kenxnumx
                Kenxnumx April 14 2019 20: 55
                -11
                And I have hope that Russia will pursue an ACTIVE policy of non-interference in other people's affairs and will ACTIVELY engage in the welfare of its citizens
                1. Grits
                  Grits April 15 2019 05: 17
                  +3
                  Quote: Ken71
                  And I have hope that Russia will pursue an ACTIVE policy of non-interference in other people's affairs

                  I wonder when Israel will undertake such a policy? Can you advise them?
                2. 210ox
                  210ox April 15 2019 06: 14
                  +1
                  I would advise Israel and the like not to intervene ..
        3. Fanis
          Fanis April 14 2019 20: 55
          +7
          Quote: Ken71
          Russia in relation to Libya has an ideal policy. It’s even strange. So it would be with everyone.

          And you would advise the US Senate to pursue your ideal policy and not to stick your nose everywhere.
          But you are unlikely to do this, judging by your bias towards the Russian Federation ...
          1. Kenxnumx
            Kenxnumx April 14 2019 20: 59
            -10
            Let the American Senate advise American citizens. But of course I am biased towards the Russian Federation - this is my homeland and I want it to be better and go about its own business, and not get into strangers.
            1. Captain Pushkin
              Captain Pushkin April 14 2019 23: 12
              +3
              Quote: Ken71
              Russia is my homeland and I want it to be better

              There is a simple test.
              As you comment on the phrase: "Crimea is ours!", It will become clear about the Motherland.
              1. Kenxnumx
                Kenxnumx April 14 2019 23: 28
                -6
                I have repeatedly answered this question. It was a giant mistake. And giving it back is a crime.
                1. Captain Pushkin
                  Captain Pushkin April 15 2019 10: 41
                  0
                  Quote: Ken71
                  I have repeatedly answered this question. It was a giant mistake. And giving it back is a crime.

                  As for the mistake, I agree in that part that it was necessary to turn over the power in Ukraine, in Kiev, with further wide autonomy of Galicia and isolation of Galicians from the central government. If you would like to separate - the tablecloth is expensive. At the same time, it would not be necessary to prevent the new government from planting Yanukovych and his closest accomplices at the same time.
            2. Charik
              Charik April 16 2019 17: 11
              0
              Yes, as BB said, each his own garden-boom-boom
        4. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky April 14 2019 20: 59
          +4
          Quote: Ken71
          Russia in relation to Libya has an ideal policy. It’s even strange. So it would be with everyone.

          And with whom is it wrong? It seems like with everyone exactly. If not so with mattresses and Europe, then they themselves chose this style of political communication. In this case, the Libyan question is not badly resolved in our favor without our active presence in the subject.
          conflict threatens to disrupt oil supplies
          this will pull the rise in oil prices, which is not bad for us,
          accelerate migration to Europe
          They will take care of their problems and weaken their close attention to "aggressive" Russia, which is not bad for us either,
          thwart the UN peace plan and create chaos that armed extremists can take advantage of.
          Failure of the "peace" plan of the UN will contribute to the early elimination of chaos and armed extremists, which were generated by the mattresses with the active assistance of the UN. This is generally wonderful, because then Russia can return to Libya to resume work on contracts thwarted by the war.
    2. kotik77713
      kotik77713 April 14 2019 21: 33
      -6
      Good evening everyone, everyone is discussing long-suffering Libya as our politicians are in neutrality. And who thought about our country, we just have a "Russian Field of Experiments". The end of this chaos is not yet in sight!
  2. mvd ru
    mvd ru April 14 2019 19: 26
    0
    There is no exact data, but on some resources: There is information about a MiG-23 plane shot down in Libya by the Haftar army
    April 14, 2019 17:49 p.m. Text: Sergey Guryanov
    In social networks, there was information that units of the Libyan Government of National Unity Prime Minister Faiz Saraj shot down a plane of the Libyan National Army Air Force Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

    It is alleged that in the Tripoli area a MiG-23UB was shot down. The pilots ejected, their further fate is unknown, according to the WarJournal Telegram channel.

    Also published videos and photos, which, however, only visible smoke rising allegedly from the crash site.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 April 14 2019 19: 33
      0
      Quote: mvd ru
      There is no exact data, but on some resources: There is information about a MiG-23 plane shot down in Libya by the Haftar army
      April 14, 2019 17:49 p.m. Text: Sergey Guryanov
      In social networks, there was information that units of the Libyan Government of National Unity Prime Minister Faiz Saraj shot down a plane of the Libyan National Army Air Force Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

      It is alleged that in the Tripoli area a MiG-23UB was shot down. The pilots ejected, their further fate is unknown, according to the WarJournal Telegram channel.

      Also published videos and photos, which, however, only visible smoke rising allegedly from the crash site.

      The loss of UB, of course, adversely affects the training processes in the Air Force, but practically in no way on combat effectiveness. Easy to survive.
    2. self-propelled
      self-propelled April 14 2019 19: 40
      0
      Quote: mvd ru
      Also published videos and photos, which, however, only visible smoke rising allegedly from the crash site.





      https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com

      they write that in the region of Tripoli, MiG-21 LNA was shot down from the ground by fire.
      The pilot managed to jump with a parachute.
      The vehicle was hit by Strela-2 MANPADS.
      1. mvd ru
        mvd ru April 14 2019 19: 48
        0
        From two points launches MANPADS, for sure, obviously a pro
        1. Town Hall
          Town Hall April 14 2019 20: 24
          -3
          Quote: mvd ru
          From two points launches MANPADS, for sure, obviously a pro


          Judging by the video, these pros didn’t really hit
      2. Town Hall
        Town Hall April 14 2019 20: 09
        -1
        Quote: self-propelled
        The pilot managed to jump with a parachute


        Not too many parachutes for 1 pilot?
        1. loki565
          loki565 April 14 2019 21: 10
          +1
          There is a Mig 23 UB may have shot him down.
  3. Samara_63
    Samara_63 April 14 2019 19: 28
    -14
    One thought that he was immortal, but was torn to pieces by his own people, and the second marshal showed up ...
    1. 210ox
      210ox April 14 2019 20: 29
      +6
      He was not torn to pieces by the people, but bought bandits .. What did the country, villains.
    2. loki565
      loki565 April 14 2019 21: 12
      +4
      Not by their own people, there was a bunch of barmaley with the support of the United States UAV. Then this gathering moved to Syria.
    3. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin April 14 2019 23: 25
      +1
      Quote: Samara_63
      One thought that he was immortal, but was torn to pieces by his own people, and the second marshal showed up ...

      Just in those days I was in the same Arab country. The first hour or two in the news about the killing of Gaddafi on the creeping line it went that his special forces had caught him, I do not remember exactly the USA or France. And then it disappeared and they only reported about Misurat barmales.
      As for independent barmales, I doubt very much - Gaddafi began to catch after the radio interception of his conversation on the satellite phone about the impending breakthrough. There were no frames anywhere as Gaddafi was caught, they were just like he was tormented. If there was anything to show, the barmalei would not have resisted.
      1. Samara_63
        Samara_63 April 15 2019 08: 10
        +1
        At one point in Libya, I disagree with the cruelty towards the clown ... and so if the people would support him like the Castro Brothers in Cuba, then no one would ever go there ... Castro was and is with his people endure all the hardships of life they don’t open from the people, still Raul goes to GAZ-69 ... and he’s a Libyan clown, he started buying football clubs in Italy through his son ...
        1. Petrix
          Petrix April 15 2019 13: 57
          0
          Quote: Samara_63
          and the Libyan clown, he began to buy football clubs in Italy through his son ...

          And I kept wondering why he did so before humanity? Yes, football, the sale, the use of sons for cover is anti-human.
    4. Grits
      Grits April 15 2019 05: 36
      0
      Quote: Samara_63
      One thought that he was immortal, but was torn to pieces by his own people.

      Do you consider these inhuman people? It is not yet known how many of those who torn him to pieces were Libyans.
  4. Samara_63
    Samara_63 April 14 2019 19: 45
    -10
    Annoyed by all sorts of marshals ... they will soon begin to be called gods ... are there such Allies to us? Or out in Kazakhstan? So there they even renamed the capital ... our people do not accept this, our people will never accept such a thing! Accordingly, you need to shy away from similar allies ... in Turkmenistan, as in the DPRK, they write in notebooks that their leader says ... history does not teach anyone anything!
    1. Semurg
      Semurg April 14 2019 20: 12
      +6
      there were only such cities as Leningrad, Stalingrad, Brezhnev, Kuibyshev, Sverdlovsk, etc. and now there is Kaliningrad, so you shouldn’t particularly beat yourself in the chest with your heels that you will never allow such a thing.
      1. Grits
        Grits April 15 2019 05: 41
        0
        Quote: Semurg
        there were only such cities as Leningrad, Stalingrad, Brezhnev, Kuibyshev, Sverdlovsk, etc. and now there is Kaliningrad

        And at one time there were Andropov (Rybinsk), Brezhnev (Naberezhnye Chelny), Voroshilov (Ussuriysk), Molotovsk (Severodvinsk), Zhdanov (Lugansk), Frunze (Bishkek), Ordzhonikidze (Nalchik), Kalinin (Tver). It is amazing how Kirov and Ulyanovsk still remained.
        1. Rostovchanin
          Rostovchanin April 15 2019 06: 17
          +2
          Well, firstly Zhdanov is Mariupol, not Lugansk. And secondly, Lugansk is Voroshilovgrad.
          1. Grits
            Grits April 15 2019 09: 38
            0
            Quote: Rostovchanin
            Well, firstly Zhdanov is Mariupol, not Lugansk. And secondly, Lugansk is Voroshilovgrad.

            Right Mixed up. I apologize
      2. Samara_63
        Samara_63 April 15 2019 07: 59
        0
        Exactly they were ... and everything has returned to you, again the kneeling people have climbed out, they have appointed the king to themselves ....
        1. Semurg
          Semurg April 15 2019 13: 12
          0
          Well, the fact that dignitaries are always a secret under autocratic authorities, and they are trying to curry favor with the rulers in such cases, and my country and your country are autocrats of pure water. So you have everything ahead if your autocrat will remain in power until 80 years like ours.
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    2. 210ox
      210ox April 14 2019 20: 31
      +1
      Well, if all sorts of marshals annoy you, then pray to a striped mattress with stars ..
  5. Inspector
    Inspector April 14 2019 19: 57
    +4
    How can I retype the version of NATO here? in Tripoli, local Guaido, impostors appointed from Washington. Marshal represents the elected national parliament. those. legitimate Libyan government !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What do you think ???
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona April 14 2019 20: 11
      -4
      Haftar is an old friend of the CIA, he lived in the USA for many years, he helped the USA in every way against Gaddafi
  6. boathouse
    boathouse April 14 2019 20: 03
    -5
    This is from Algeria to the "Generalissimo", so far, nothing "arrived", but maybe.
  7. mvd ru
    mvd ru April 14 2019 20: 50
    +1
    Quote: Town Hall
    Judging by the video, these pros didn’t really hit

    and judging by the photo
    1. Town Hall
      Town Hall April 14 2019 20: 56
      -3
      The video clearly shows that the rockets went into milk. And in the photo-pile of charred debris. I doubt that you are able to somehow identify them as fragments of an airplane. Yes, and not enough for an airplane. Parasiutes, by the way, why 2?
      1. loki565
        loki565 April 14 2019 21: 15
        +1
        there is also a MiG 23UB.
        1. Town Hall
          Town Hall April 14 2019 21: 17
          -3
          Who exactly. There are many of them)
          1. loki565
            loki565 April 14 2019 21: 20
            0
            Gaddafi had, and now they serve whom request
            1. Town Hall
              Town Hall April 14 2019 21: 29
              -4
              In short, in any case, the victory of Russian weapons.
              1. Grits
                Grits April 15 2019 05: 44
                -1
                Quote: Town Hall
                In short, in any case, the victory of Russian weapons.

                Rather the opposite
  8. mvd ru
    mvd ru April 14 2019 21: 00
    0
    Quote: Town Hall

    The video clearly shows that the rockets went into milk. And on the photo-pile of charred debris. I doubt that you are able to somehow identify them as fragments of an airplane. Yes, and not enough for an airplane. Parashyutov by the way why

    Are you blind or stupidly trolling? the parachute is not visible right? then to your optometrist and urgently
  9. alone
    alone April 14 2019 22: 11
    -1
    The Arabs, as always, in their role, playfully and stupidly destroy each other ... Yes, they don’t need an enemy ... Enemies themselves
  10. Livonetc
    Livonetc April 15 2019 11: 32
    0
    I read the comments.
    Wondered.
    Spring exacerbation of manic liberal depression however.
  11. Medvezhya lapa over Ki
    Medvezhya lapa over Ki April 16 2019 17: 10
    0
    Personally, it was completely impenetrable to me in terms of understanding: one of the states, the second of the states - whom to root for? I have no obedience at home (no one eats it, neither children nor wife). Who's guilty? Who is right?