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2014 Libyan coup d'état attempts

2014 Libyan coup d'état attempts
Part of the 2014 Libyan uprising during the post-civil war violence in Libya
Date 14 February 2014, May 2014
Location Tripoli, Libya
Result Ongoing
Belligerents
Libyan Government:

Libyan Republican Alliance

  • Forces Loyal to General Haftar
Commanders and leaders
Ali Zeidan
Prime Minister of Libya
Maj. Gen. Khalifa Belqasim Haftar
Commander of Libyan Ground Forces

Two coup d'état attempts have reported to have been made in 2014 by forces loyal to Maj. Gen. Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, the Commander of Libyan Ground Forces.

Contents

  • February 2014 1
  • Reaction 2
  • May 2014 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

February 2014

Haftar reportedly took control of Libya's main institutions on the morning of 14 February, before announcing on TV that he had suspended the General National Congress, the government and the Constitutional Declaration. Haftar claimed to be working in the name of the Libyan Republican Alliance, and also that forces loyal to him were in Tripoli, although he also stressed that he was not attempting a coup, but "a correction to the path of the revolution."[1]

Reaction

In spite of the declaration according to the Independent there appeared to be minimal military presence in Tripoli,[2] a claim supported by Reuters.[3] The US Embassador to Libya, Safira Deborah, also released a statement claiming there appeared to be no substance to Haftar's declaration.[3]

Libyan Defence Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni, responding to the declaration, claimed that Haftar's claim to forces loyal to him being in Tripoli was a lie, and also alleged that Haftar had no legitimacy. Thinni also reiterated that there was a warrant out for Haftar's arrest on the grounds of plotting a coup d'état.[1]

Similarly Prime Minister Zeidan announced on public television that "We won't let anyone hijack the Libyan revolution," adding that the Military Command, with help of pro-government militias, has ordered Haftar's arrest.[3]

May 2014

As of 18 May 2014, the parliament building was reported to have been stormed by troops loyal to General Haftar,[4] reportedly including the Zintan Brigade,[5] in what the Libyan government described as an attempted coup.[6]

See also

References

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