General Khalifa Haftar has declared that the Libyan National Army (LNA), which he leads, has the mandate to rule Libya.
General Khalifa Haftar
The Libyan National Army’s (LNA) decision to halt exports from a number of ports brings more pressure to bear on the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) but does little to upset the international oil market.
As world powers met in Berlin to hash out a way forward in Libya, local pressures in the North African state took virtually all of its oil production offline.
The Russian-Turkish ceasefire talks for Libya fell apart on the opposition of General Khalifa Haftar on January 13, with the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) walking away from meetings in Moscow.
The civil war in Libya is escalating as mercenaries, supplied by Turkey, have been mobilised to support the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).