The United Arab Emirates regime is currently financing a campaign for Khalifeh Haftar allied militias in Libya, to prevent defections in his forces in the wake of the failure of its campaign to attack the capital Tripoli.
The UAE is concerned about areas in western Libya backing from military support for Haftar in his latest operation. Those areas paved the way for him to reach the outskirts of the capital, after receiving large sums of money.
Emirates Leaks learned of the funding campaign under the direct supervision of the National Security Advisor and the brother of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Tahnoon bin Zayed.
The announcement coincided with the attempts by the UAE and its allies in Saudi Arabia and Egypt to find a way out of the current impasse after failing to enter Tripoli and topple the internationally recognized national reconciliation government after nearly three months of fighting.
There have been documented reports of a shift in the attitudes of some cities and areas that have responded to Haftar’s moves towards the capital, such as Tarhouna and Bani Walid, following the massive loss of the Haftar militia in Gharyan, where the operations center was the attacking forces.
The recession was a sudden and completely unexpected and carried negative effect on Haftar allies at home and abroad. Egypt and the UAE reached agreements with forces and international parties to support his movements and give him an opportunity, to impose control over the entire Libyan territory.
The US administration has given the green light, or at least we can say it turned a blind eye on the arming of Haftar forces by the political leadership in Egypt and the UAE.
But after the recent defeat of Gaïter in Griéne, and the near-impending international crisis of a country like France, Paris took steps to reduce its support.
So there are persistent attempts by the Hafter and his allies in Abu Dhabi and Cairo to offer wider inducements to Libyan leaders of tens of millions into banks and delivering fuel shipments to prevent splits from Haftar.
The UAE is playing a criminal and subversive role in Libya by supporting the Khalifa militias to serve their plots to spread chaos and plunder the country’s wealth and capabilities.