French newspaper, Liberation, said French company Nexa Technologies sold Khalifa Haftar in Libya a surveillance system "Alpha Max" that is capable of intercepting phone calls, which is a violation of international law.

The newspaper said the company is under criminal investigation for ties with Haftar and violation of the UN Security Council resolutions, adding that the French Attorney General's Anti-Terrorism Office is probing the selling of the company's UAE-based branch the spying hardware to Haftar after the deal was unveiled by the French Central Bureau for Fighting Crimes against Humanity, Genocide and War Crimes last July.

Liberation said the Bureau was probing another contract by Nexa Technologies in violation of French and Security Council embargo on Libya, adding that the company is described by experts as "never hesitant to provide services to regimes that don't respect human rights."