Haftar forces capture strategic Libya airbase after 'secret deals'

Forces loyal to east Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said they had taken an air base in the south on Saturday, boosting their presence in the vast Libyan desert.
Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army seized al-Jufra base 500 kilometres (300 miles) south of Tripoli, LNA spokesman Khalifa al-Abidi said. The base had been occupied by the Benghazi Defence Brigades coalition, a rival to Haftar’s forces that includes Islamists driven out of Libya’s second city.
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Source: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/

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