On K. Haftar’s attitude to his partners

September 12, 2019
LNA leader Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar

This is part of a tranche of internal communications from deep inside infamous caterer turned troll farmer and mercenary backer Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Libya operation, always referred to simply as “the Company.” These files were originally obtained by the Dossier Centre,  a London-based investigative team funded by former Russian oligarch and political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Please see our summary in The Daily Beast.

Translator’s note: This document was written by Pyotr Bychkov, an employee of the Prigozhin-linked Fund for the Defense of National Values, on April 9, 2019.


The latest experience of cooperation with K. Haftar demonstrates certain nuances in his attitudes to the situation with his partners.

On 08/04/2019 at 22:00 there was a telephone conversation with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, as a result of which he was successfully persuaded to support the actions of K. Haftar in liberating Tripoli. The Marshal was informed of this on the same day (Appendix 1). 

The response he sent clearly demonstrates the inadequacy of his self-perception and understanding of the situation:

Haftar agrees to this action under four conditions:

  1. Saif declares and guarantees his support for the Army and its struggle against terrorism.
  2. Saif gives guarantees that his supporters will not raise the “green flag” (the flag of Jamahiriya).
  3. Saif gives guarantees that his supporters will never take up arms against the army or publicly appear with weapons.
  4. Saif gives a guarantee that his supporters will not put up a single poster calling for support for the previous regime or personally supporting Saif or his father.