Ex-Libya official sues Haftar in US

Libya Khalifa Haftar
Commander of the Libyan national army and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar

The former political adviser to the leadership of the Libyan Karama Operation, Mohammed Boussir, has filed a complaint against the retired powerful General Khalifa Hafer, holding him responsible for recent threats against his life.

“I have received threats that I will be attacked with acid from people loyal to General Khalifa Haftar,” Boussir said last Wednesday on Facebook.

The former political adviser explained that he had filed a lawsuit against Haftar to American courts.

Since the overthrow of the longtime Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in a popular uprising in 2011, Libya has been involved in a power struggle which has led to security chaos. There are currently three governments in the country with Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar heading one in Benghazi, the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli headed by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj, and the Tobruk-based government of Abdullah Al-Thinni.