Khalifa Haftar's son Belgassim was sworn in by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aqila Saleh, as “Director General of the Development and Reconstruction Fund” that was recently established by the HoR.

On February 7, in a session chaired by First Deputy Speaker of the HoR, Fawzi Al-Nuwairi, the HoR approved a proposal to establish a Libyan Development and Reconstruction Fund, whose mission would be to implement plans and programs for the reconstruction and development of Libyan cities in all regions.

This step came amid accusations against Haftar and his sons of financial and administrative corruption and plundering of public funds and allocations from eastern Libya.

United Nations' experts also confirmed that Haftar and his sons carried out deliberate demolition operations in Benghazi, including historical neighborhoods, protected heritage sites, and many residential buildings, which actually caused irreparable damage to the urban architecture and heritage of the city.

Haftar's war on Tripoli caused the destruction of hundreds of homes and the displacement of thousands of civilians, while it partially and in other cases completely damaged civilian residential areas, including schools, universities, ports, airports, and field hospitals, in addition to the facilities of the National Oil Corporation.