French-Emirati airbase in Libya 'supporting Khalifa Haftar operations'

The UAE now maintains a military base that supports the operations of Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya, a Libyan military official formerly affiliated to the general has confirmed to The New Arab’s Arabic edition.
The base is located south of the city of al-Marj on the site of an old airstrip in a region known as al-Sulaiyah, he added. The source said Haftar’s Emirati allies want to maintain a presence on Libyan territory in order to act in support of his military operations, and to protect his main base in al-Marj.
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