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Libya - National Army Medal

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Gentlemen,

A new medal (32mm diameter - copper alloy) seen on E-Bay out of Moscow.

Apparently made in Russia this year, 2020, for Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar for the Libyan National Army.

The obverse translates as, 'Libyan National Army'.

The reverse translates as, 'Honour for Military Successes'

Regards,

Owain

Libya Haftar Medal Obverse.jpg

Libya Haftar Medal Reverse.jpg

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Thanks for posting! Ironic, given the LNA's recent setbacks.... Have we seen the rival GNA issue its own awards? Or either side continue awarding any Qaddafi-era awards?

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Chris,

No sight of other awards but I attach three pictures of Khalifa Haftar from the Arabic internet - wearing varying amounts of ribbons - 4, 6 and 9 rows respectively. His more recent pictures have him wearing less ribbons - possibly distancing himself from Ghadafi era awards. Sadly the 9 row image is not in high definition and thus, when I have a moment, I may attempt to identify his 6 row set.

Regards,

Owain

Khalifa Haftar 4 Rows.jpg

Khalifa Haftar 6 Rows.jpg

Khalifa Haftar 9 Rows.jpg

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Fantastic photos, thanks as always Owain!

Haftar served in the Libyan contingent fighting alongside Egypt in the 1973 war, so it's possible a few of the ribbons relate to that conflict. That last uniform is quite something, partly Russian or North Korean influence, partly President Sadat of Egypt's...? 

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