Conflicting reports about Khalifa Haftar condition

Libyan military leader Marshall Khalifa Haftar has been treated in a hospital in Paris, a French source confirming earlier reports from Libyan officials and media.

Haftar, 75, is the dominant figure in eastern Libya (Cyrenaica) and has long been seen as a likely contender to unite the country.  As commander  the Libyan National Army (LNA), a force aligned with a government based in the east which has opposed a rival, internationally backed government in the capital, Tripoli.

The French source declined to comment on Haftar’s condition. At present there are conflicting reports in mass and social media: according to some reports in Arab media, Haftar suffered a stroke and was transported to Paris for an urgent treatment, the others went as far, as declaring him clinically dead:

However in parallel the other information about him being active also started to circulate.

The spokesperson of Libyan Army said Haftar is in good health.

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