US banks on Libya strongman Haftar, experts say

What you need to know:

  • United States blocked the UN Security Council from adopting a unanimous statement condemning an airstrike on a detention centre that killed dozens of migrants.
  • The US representatives at the UN gave no explanation for the Trump administration's decision not to condemn the outrage.
  • After Haftar began to wage war on the country's west, US President Donald Trump called him to praise his "significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources" and "shared vision".

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