However, the offensive against the peace ttlovement nurtured its own counteroffensive.
But by late fall, in time for the Ardennes counteroffensive, the Luftwaffe had made a comeback.
Government forces have threatened to a counteroffensive against general Haftar's stronghold in eastern Libya.
In Washington the State Department spokeswoman Jane Sackey said a Russian-directed counter-offensive was likely under way.
Moscow denies sending troops into Ukraine and claims that rebel gains there are simply the result of a successful counter-offensive.
Otsuka, which also produces a big-selling health drink called Pocari Sweat, sees it as part of a counter-offensive against Western snacks that are making Asians fatter.