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.