Khalifa Haftar Biography, Khalifa Haftar, Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, Field Marshal, Libyan Soldier, Libyan Politician, Libyan Military, Libyan Field Marshal, Libya

Khalifa Haftar, a Field Marshal, born 7 November 1943 in Ajdabiya in eastern Libya. Haftar rose to the rank of colonel under Muammar Gaddafi after he helped the ambitious young army man launch a bloodless coup against King Idris in 1969. Haftar was taken prisoner by the Chadians and had to be rescued by the CIA after having worked from Chad to overthrow Gaddafi. Khalifa Belqasim Haftar Biography and Profile. Read more