Egypt blames UAE for Haftar’s new defeats

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly

According to a report released on Thursday, the United Arab Emirates was accused and remained accountable for the recent beatings on the militias of renegade general Khalifa Haftar, inflicted by the Libyan army.

Egyptian sources- quoted by Al-Araby Al-Jadeed daily, went viral claiming that the unilateral actions of UAE in the Libyan crisis made Cairo very disappointed.

The sources further explained that the differences between both countries Abu Dhabi and Cairo had emerged following the Libyan army’s recapture of the strategic Al-Watiya airbase, adding that Egypt had an extreme fear about the Libyan government who expectedly could inquire Turkey for building a military base within country in line with a cooperation agreement signed last year between the two sides.

Some of the countries which are the main helpers and triggered supporters for the Haftar’s militias are following Egypt, along with the UAE, France, Russia and Saudi Arabia. The report further had the information about Egypt which asked the United Arab Emirates to back all efforts for a political exit from the current Libyan crisis.

On Monday, army from Libya took Al-Watiya airbase back which proves to be after some six years under putschist forces, a key facility now back under government control. Al-Watiya airbase occupied by Haftar’s militias.

Since April 2019, Haftar’s forces have been attacking Libyan government. Due to the extreme violence made by Haftar’s forces, with more than 1,000 people were killed.

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