Egyptian MP Claims Libyan General Khalifa Haftar Has Died, Retracts Statement

Egyptian MP Claims Libyan General Khalifa Haftar Has Died, Retracts Statement
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Sputnik / Middle East20:12 13.04.2018(updated 20:27 13.04.2018) Get short URL
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The reports about the commander’s death were not been confirmed, and contradicted earlier reports that he had returned to Libya after being treated in a Paris hospital.

Egyptian lawmaker Mustafa Bakri has issued a tweet about Haftar’s alleged death, writing that “The departure of Field Marshal Haftar, commander-in-chief of the Libyan Armed Forces, is a great loss. He was a common denominator among the honorable sons of Libya.”

Less than an hour later, the lawmaker retracted his condolences, saying the news was incorrect, and that Haftar was alive and well.

 

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