Gen. Haftar would restore order, or so his propaganda machine, now backed by Mr. Trump, as well as Egypt and France, to a certain degree, had declared. Instead, Gen. Haftar handed Libya a fresh civil war, and the body count is rising. Gen. Haftar earned the trust of Col. Gadhafi, who thrust him into the military’s upper ranks and sent him on a disastrous adventure. At that point, he was in effect disowned by Col. Gadhafi, and Gen. Haftar would seek revenge. But today, as his army is stuck on the outskirts of Tripoli, Gen. Haftar’s greatest ambition stands a good chance of failure.
Source: Libya Today April 25, 2019 12:00 UTC