From: Inside Story
Video Duration 25 minutes 20 seconds
Is Haftar an aggressor or leader in Libya?
Fears of a full-blown battle in Tripoli as renegade General Khalifa Haftar’s forces advance towards Libya’s capital.
Libya has not had a stable government since the country’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi was forced from power and killed following a months-long uprising in 2011.
Since then, violence and insecurity have plagued the oil-rich country, with armed groups jostling for influence with Libya’s two rival governments.
In a surprise move on Thursday, the powerful renegade General Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops west on what he called a “victorious march” on Tripoli.
The internationally recognised government has deployed its troops in response, raising fears of a major showdown.
The UN has called for calm and sent Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to Libya to meet Haftar on Friday.
Is Libya on the brink of another civil war?
Presenter: Kamahl Santamaria
Salah El Bakkoush – Political analyst and senior adviser to the negotiating team of the High Council of State
Anas El Gomati – Director of the Tripoli-based Sadeq Institute
Mansour El-Kikhia – Professor of politics at the University of Texas in San Antonio