Saddam Haftar, the son of Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, took over in early June as the new chief of staff of land forces in his father’s self-proclaimed Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF). His brother, Khaled Haftar, was named chief of staff of the ‘security units’ within the LAAF last year.

The moves come as the ageing strongman’s family tightens its grip on Libya’s eastern and southern regions, with his sons taking up key military and political positions (MEES, 13 October 2023). (CONTINUED - 181 WORDS)