General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar returns to support Free Libya

A Point of View, Libya, Middle East & North Africa, Military, Politics | | March 15, 2011 at 18:30

Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, former Libyan army commander, was one of Gaddafi’s most prominent military marshalls during the war against Chad. The first announcements of his return from the U.S. to Libya to support the Free Libya forces appeared on Mar 14.

There certainly has been a dramatic change in events in the last 24 hours. I don’t know if it’s due to Gen. Khalifa Belqasim Haftar or former Gaddafi Interior Minister Gen. Abdul Fattah Younis – or both working together. General Younis has been with Free Libya since the early days of the uprising when he defected on Feb 22.

March 15 @alihashem Tweet: “Remember this name General Khalifa Belqasem Haftar, he is making Gaddafi’s brigades life harder.”

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