Libya: Abu Dhabi bolsters support for Haftar

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Monday underlined endorsement for Libya’s Field Marshal Haftar as Abu Dhabi crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan hailed the army commander for defeating terrorists in Benghazi.
Al Nahyan, also deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces was glorious of visiting Haftar who is seeking support from a traditional ally.
The prince commented Haftar for flatting terrorist in Benghazi and stamping out terrorism from the region, Libyan herald reports.
The UAE has been working with Libyan leader in the fight against jihadists in the second city of the oil-rich North African country.
Several media reports have revealed presence of a significant number of Emirati fighters and pilots in Libya.
The crown Prince also added that ‘UAE would continue its efforts to unite Libyans and support their efforts to combat such extremism. Emirati warships have reportedly been used in pounding jihadists’ positions.
This latest endorsement flies in the face of the UN-backed Presidential Council which has received support from the Arab League, last week, at the Pan-Arab summit in Jordan.

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