6 months Rebel leader vows to attack Turkey assets in Libya Manilatimes |World
BENGHAZI, Libya: Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has threatened to attack Turkish interests and accused Ankara of backing his rivals after he suffered a major setback in his push to take the capital Tripoli. Anti-Haftar forces that nominally back Libya’s internationally recognized government announced Wednesday they had retaken the strategic town of Gharyan in a surprise attack, seizing Haftar’s main supply base for his months-long offensive. Haftar on Saturday promised a “tough response” and accused militias backing the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord of executing his wounded troops at the town’s hospital. AFP Advertisements Advertisements