Libya braced for war as Khalifa Haftar orders advance on Tripoli

Libya was on the brink of all-out civil war on Thursday after the renegade general Khalifa Haftar defied the United Nations to order his forces to march on Tripoli and overthrow the country’s internationally recognised government.

In an audio address to his self-styled Libyan National Army on Thursday evening, General Haftar ordered a “victorious march” on the capital to “shake the lands under the feet of the unjust bunch.”

“Tripoli, we hear your call,” he said in the address. “Whoever raises the white flag is safe.”

The Russians and France have provided aid to Haftar?