Haftar’s forces declare war on “terrorism” in south Libya
The East-based Libyan self-styled army forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
“We announce the start of an operation to liberate the south,” the spokesman Ahmed Mismari told reporters in Benghazi.
He gave few other details about the initiative, but any advance on oilfields in the south by Haftar’s forces could be opposed by Libya’s internationally recognised administration in Tripoli, which lies in the west of the country.
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