Khalifa Haftar Visits Egypt For The Third Time In A Month

A Libyan delegation headed by General Khalifa Haftar arrived Cairo from Tobruk, according to a source in Cairo Airport.

The source-who asked to remain anonymous- said;”Gen. Khalifa Haftar headed a delegation of 7 members on a private plane.”

In the same context, a security source- in a condition of anonymity said,” Haftar will meet a number of officials to negotiate the latest developments on the Libyan arena, especially on the issue of facing terrorist organizations.”

This is the third visit to Khalifa Haftar to Cairo to be unveiled in a month. Haftar visited Egypt in June 25 and it was followed by another visit this July 11.

The three visits were related to ” maintaining  the cooperation between Egypt and Libya especially in countering terrorist groups.”

Al-Sisi is one of the major supporters of Gen. Haftar who is supported by Tobruk government.

The Libyan forces led by Haftar have been launching offensives attacks against Daesh terrorist group which makes the Libya National Army (LNA). Since 2011, Libya hosted various armies and militias who are loyal to different groups.

Since the Libyan Revolution that overthrew the long-time dictator 2011 Muammar Gaddafi, violence has spread in Libya among the different Libyan factions.

Two rival governments operate in Libya, with self-proclaimed authorities controlling the capital of Tripoli and adjacent western areas and an internationally recognized government, based in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk.

Moreover, a third government was formed known as the Government of National Accord(GNA) supported by many western countries. The government has so far failed to restore the country’s unity.

None of the governments have a complete dominance over Libya until now.  However, each government tries to win an international support through achieving military success against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya.