UAE and Saudi Arabia grant warlord Haftar $200 million to cover his offensive on Tripoli

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UAE and Saudi Arabia grant warlord Haftar $200 million to cover his offensive on Tripoli

May 06, 2019 - 11:49
Written by: SafaAlharathy

CNN revealed in a report that the governments of the UAE and Saudi Arabia had previously pledged to support Haftar's military campaign on Tripoli with about two hundred million dollars.

CNN quoted regional sources as saying that Haftar has used part of the money to buy weapons, pointing to the United Nations experts report which revealed the provision of the UAE to Haftar's forces with aircraft and about 100 armoured personnel carriers, in addition to helping him in developing an air base.

The network pointed to a statement to Haftar in 2014, in which he said Libya was not ready for democracy, as well as another statement to one of his former advisers, who claimed at the time that "Haftar is seeking to rule Libya and that the country needs a strong man to lead it."