Libya: High alert in Tripoli after renegade leader orders advance

Tensions rise as renegade General Khalifa Haftar orders his forces to move on Libyan capital in a ‘victorious march’.

Libya’s internationally-backed government is deploying forces in and around the capital, Tripoli, after renegade General Khalifa Haftar on Thursday ordered his eastern military forces to advance on the city, sparking fears of a major showdown with rival militias.

The UN Security Council has called for an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the escalation in Libya’s years-long power struggle, as a number of foreign powers urged restraint.

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Source: aljazeera.com

Commander of the Libyan Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar
Commander of the Libyan Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar

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