What is known Khalifa Haftar

What is known Khalifa Haftar

Khalifa haftar was born in 1943. With the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, whom he met at the military Academy in Benghazi, participated in the overthrow of Royal power in Libya in 1969. Has long been among the entourage of the Libyan leader.

In the 1980s, led the Libyan military who took part in the military conflict in Chad. In 1987, he and his people were captured and Muammar Gaddafi, who denied the presence of Libyan military in Chad, disowned him. From this point on Khalifa Haftar has dedicated his life to the struggle with a former ally. According to the media, to escape from the captivity of the Caliph Haftarot helped the CIA. More than 20 years he has lived in the United States and returned to Libya in 2011, immediately becoming one of the key commanders in the ranks of the rebels against Muammar Gaddafi.

Washington underestimated Khalifa the Haftarot and did not promote him to the first position during the coup in Libya, although the General tried several times to proclaim himself commander-in-chief of rebel forces. But Khalifa Haftar did not give forget about yourself. In 2014 he started the operation to liberate the Eastern province from the various groups of Islamic extremists. In 2015, the House of representatives appointed him commander of the “Libyan national army”, but relations with the Government of national consent Khalifa the Haftarot is not formed, although the last two years, the international community made repeated attempts to reach a compromise between the two political forces.