In an April 7 statement, Secretary Pompeo said: “We have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital.”
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the U.S. president on April 9th and urged him to back Haftar, according to two people familiar with the matter. Trump also spoke with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a Haftar supporter, the day before the White House issued the statement acknowledging the call with Haftar. An earlier call from White House National Security Adviser John Bolton also left Haftar with the impression of a U.S. green light for an offensive on Tripoli by his forces, known as the Libyan National Army, according to three diplomats.
So what is really the American stance on the conflict in Libya? Today we uncovered exclusive video from outside of Tripoli of American troops working “hand in hand” with Haftar’s forces. Below is a copy of the video.