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Saudi Arabia has offered Libyan General Khalifa Haftarot financial assistance for operations for the seizure of the Libyan capital Tripoli. About it writes The Wall Street Journal, citing Saudi sources.
According to them, Riyadh promised to allocate tens of millions of dollars. The proposal came Haftarot during his visit to Saudi Arabia shortly before he gave his troops the order to launch an offensive on Tripoli. It is noted that this was only one of many meetings between field Marshal with senior officials from other countries.
The Wall Street Journal writes that the Haftarot had accepted the offer, reports “Interfax”. “We were quite generous” — said the interlocutor of the newspaper.
How, in turn, said the expert of the German Institute for international Affairs and security Affairs Wolfram Lacher, field Marshal without foreign support, he was able to get it, “would now be an active player.”
The onset of the Libyan national army (LNA) under the leadership of the Haftarah began on 4 April. It was reported that its fighters have captured Tripoli international airport, which in 2014 was practically not used. Four days later the forces of the LNA struck at the current airport in Tripoli. Over a week since the beginning of hostilities killed more than 50 people.
In 2011, the Libyan civil war broke out. Was overthrown and killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country since 1969. On the side of his opponents fought the forces of the international coalition, which includes France, USA, UK and other countries. Currently, Libya is in a situation of dual power: on the East in the city of Tobruk, seat of the Parliament in the West in Tripoli — the national consensus government.
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