By AFPMore by this AuthorWASHINGTON,President Donald Trump spoke this week with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan warlord fighting to capture the capital Tripoli, the White House said Friday. President Trump and Mr Haftar spoke on Monday "to discuss ongoing counterterrorism efforts and the need to achieve peace and stability in Libya," according to the White House press office. The statement said that Mr Trump "recognised Field Marshal Haftar's significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources". The White House did not say why it delayed giving news of the phone call. A BULWARKMr Haftar launched an offensive on April 4 to seize Tripoli, a move that threatened to plunge the north African country into even deeper turmoil.
Source: Daily Nation April 19, 2019 16:41 UTC