The abrupt shift in President Trump's policy to back Khalifa Haftar in Libya throws the UN-backed political process into danger.
As Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's forces draw closer to Tripoli, the UN-backed government controlling the capital city has announced a red alert.
The contested oil facilities between rival armed groups lie in central Libya also called the oil crescent and whoever controls it holds sway in the country.
British Foreign Secretary Hammond says Britain cannot rule out sending troops to Libya if requested by UN-backed government
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