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Vol 55 No 11

Published 30th May 2014


Libya

Enter the General

Retired General Khalifa Haftar has taken on the Islamist militias that dominate the east and intends to capture Parliament and seize power

A group of senior officers led by General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, Chief of Staff under the late Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi, is drawing militias to its banner from across Libya in a bid to take control of the country. Haftar claims to head a body called the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in Libya and demands that a Supreme Judicial Council be formed to oversee the election of a new parliament. .

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