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Trump Backed Libyan Warlord After Saudi Arabia and Egypt Lobbied Him – The Wall Street Journal

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The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt successfully lobbied President Trump to reverse U.S. policy in Libya and support a rogue general leading an offensive on a government in Tripoli backed by the United Nations, according to a senior U.S. administration official and two Saudi officials. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi have both thrown their support to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan militia leader whose battle to capture Tripoli has plunged the country into another civil war….

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