“After the fall of the regime, Haftar’s ambition worried the new authorities. The inaction of Tripoli in this fight against extremist groups has given him more popularity. After three years of targeted assassinations of security forces, his operations against Islamist militia won him more support from army leaders who feel the central authorities have done very little to protect them and protect the country.”
Marine Casalis — FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Libya
According to some recently leaked information, General Khalifa Haftar is backed by French, British and US forces. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
General Khalifa Haftar has old and solid links to the CIA. His Virginia house is located a few miles from the Agency Headquarters.
Western countries — US, UK and France – are operating in Libya. Officially, they are supporting the unity government with a lot of words. In reality, it appears that their military forces are supporting the rival of that government.
Earlier this year, Le Monde had revealed that French troops and spies were active in Libya but this information was denied by the French Foreign Minister.
However, after French Special Forces soldiers were killed in Libya and the French Minister of Defense now acknowledges — what choice is left? — that French Special Forces are indeed fighting in Libya. Officers of the DGSE — France’s General Directorate for External Security — are rumored to be involved.
And in case, it is not confusing enough, Saif Al Islam is said to be free. His lawyers say so. The authorities of the city denied it but the brigade holding him does not comment.
The rumor goes that General Haftar intends to use Saif as a way to gain the support of the tribes loyal to Gaddafi.
CIA Asset? Mystery of Libyan General Khalifa Haftar Exposed by Leaked Tapes — The Libyan Gazette
French government acknowledges it has special forces, spies, in Libya — Intel News
En Libye, confusion autour du sort judiciaire de Saïf Al-Islam Kadhafi — Le Monde
LIBYA: What is going on?