Haftar tells off Kobler for “meddling” in Libya’s affairs


Dignity Operation leader, Khalifa Haftar, has criticized the U.N. delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, saying the top diplomat is “meddling” in Libyan affairs.

The rebuke came in an interview with Egypt’s state-run daily Al-Ahram, Published Monday.

Khalifa Haftar says “Kobler is meddling in very sensitive issues” after he allegedly sought to set up a meeting of the two “to discuss the makeup of the Libyan army.”

Haftar also stated that the Libyan capital of Tripoli, where the U.N.-brokered Government of National Accord is seated, has been “hijacked” by armed gangs.

The Tobruk-based House of Representatives doesn’t recognize the U.N.-backed GNA.

Haftar’s forces seized control of Libya’s three key oil terminals in the east, after routing a Petroleum Facilities Guard commander, Ibrahim Jodran, and forces loyal to U.N.-brokered GNA from the facilities.

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