Russia's envoy to Libya: Haftar can't take Tripoli

Russia's envoy to Libya: Haftar can't take Tripoli

May 23, 2019 - 18:01
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Russian special envoy to Libya Lev Dengov said Khalifa Haftar's attack on Tripoli had stalled and he can't take the Libyan capital.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Dengov said it was absolutely predictable that Haftar would get bogged down, saying he isn’t capable of taking Tripoli and that has become clear.

Dengov added that if the parties inside Libya remain at odds and the outside powers too, there won’t be peace any time soon in the country.

"The conflict will continue until a leader emerges who can unite everyone,” said Dengov.

He explained that if the uniting leader for Libya was Haftar, he would already be in Tripoli, and that the city would have fallen without a fight.