The French website, Africa Intelligence, reported that Khalifa Haftar is threatening to block oil wells in territories controlled by his forces in order to regain his position in the power struggle in Libya, noting that this escalation comes after Egyptian pressure. .
“There have been several signs in recent days: the escalation of unrest in Fezzan, near where the Sarara and El Fil fields are located, and Haftar’s announcement, during his flamboyant military parade in Semba on October 17, of a possible attack on Tripoli,” the website wrote.
It added that Haftar’s ally Egypt is pressuring him to take action against an energy deal struck between Tripoli and Turkey.
“As head of the energy council, Interim Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU) Abdul Hamid Dbeiba has the upper hand in all oil matters.
“More importantly, it gives him a means to weaken the position of his oil minister, Mohamed Aoun, and the chairman of the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC),” the report added.
It is also reported that the UAE has reduced its financial aid to Haftar and has also supported Dbeiba, a loss that Egypt’s support cannot make up for.