Special French Commando forces arrived in Benghazi, Libya, to support Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar and to provide support for military operations in the city, informed Libyan security sources confirmed.

In an exclusive statement to the Huffington Post Arabi, the sources explained that these forces are currently stationed in Benina Air Base, east of Benghazi, the most important military base for troops loyal to Haftar. Neither the number nor the size of the forces is known.

The same sources said that a common operations room has been set up in order to coordinate between the France’s and Haftar’s forces under the command of Colonel Salim Al-Abdali.

Events escalated in Libya recently as a result of the refusal by the political parties to reach an agreement on the formation of a national unity government. Upon his return from the United Arab Emirates, Haftar announced the enhancement of military operations.

He went on to announce, on Sunday, his seizure of Ajdabia, in the east of the country, according to statements attributed to the spokesperson in the name of Ajdabia Operations Room Akram Buhliqah, in addition to seizing control of the Al-Muraisah Port.

Haftar’s troops waged a military operation in Benghazi, 1,000 kilometers to the east of Libya, last Saturday in which 19 were killed over two days.

Yet, the troops commanded by Haftar announced on Sunday that they had advanced and that they managed to regain control over Al-Muraisah Port to the west of the city as well as over Al-Hawari Hospital to the south.

In a video distributed by the Information Office of Libyan Armed Forces yesterday, Haftar said: “Victory is a precious thing, and there is nothing more precious than victory itself. Therefore, we must maintain this victory.”

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The internationally recognized Libyan parliament concluded on Monday its deliberation over the proposed national unity government’s program and the profiles of its ministers.

 

Sources: AFP and Al-Manar

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Alexandru Candet
Alexandru Candet
2016-02-24 11:54

Rima

Rima Karan
Rima Karan
2016-02-24 12:32

No idea about . Will check up .

brian g
brian g
2016-02-24 12:02

so the french return to Libya after murdering Gadafi in cold blood

estrella solidaria
estrella solidaria
2016-02-24 11:59

french forces where kicked out from Djibouti to UAE 2011 want 2divide Libya for natural ressources,arab in french is BERGER

Elcid Asaei
Elcid Asaei
2016-02-24 12:31

Trying to clean up a mess of their own making! And now the refugee crisis is at its peak, blowback is a b***h served cold!

Helena
Helena
2016-02-24 13:00

looks like French planning to support Haftar as a future dictator.

James Portugal Bustillo
James Portugal Bustillo
2016-02-24 13:35

d**n colonialists!! your filthy work in the past is now your nightmare…

Rima Karan
Rima Karan
2016-02-24 20:15

French Le’ Monde wrote about and is now questioned by Defense ministry in undergoing investigation . Reuters, France 24 and all Libyan media belonging to Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda ,who are against Libyan army ,they shared that raport widely in order to stir up Libyan public opinion against army , but such propaganda failed . The truth is that a month ago some French military advisors and trainers visited our military base in Benghazi and it’s all about . Perhaps French National Front was behind such report . While on the ground Libyans already made number of jokes about… Read more »

dameCranky
dameCranky
2016-02-25 02:01

good for them