The American New York Times reported that Khalifa Hifter was a CIA agent. Which. during the late President Ronald Reagan’s term and brought him to the United States in North Virginia.
The newspaper pointed out, in a report on Tuesday, that US intelligence recruited Hifter in the 1980s in order to topple Qaddafi, but the coup plot was not completed.
In a related context, the newspaper confirmed that Hifter faces allegations of torture and murder filed against him by Libyan families in a federal court in Virginia.
The newspaper pointed out that the plaintiffs of Haftar from the families of Sweid and Al-Kirchini were subjected to the killing and torture of family members by Hifter forces in the city of Benghazi in 2014 after they were attacked in their homes.
The newspaper pointed out that Hifter and his sons own at least 17 properties in Virginia with a total value of no less than $ 8 million, and could make him vulnerable to a lawsuit under the Anti-Torture Act of 1991 and the use of his property in the United States against him for compensation.
It is worth noting that Khalifa Haftar is facing several lawsuits locally and internationally, for war crimes against the Libyans.