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|Birth name||Khalifa Belqasim Haftar|
|Born||1943 (age 77–78)
||Libyan Ground Forces|
|Commands held||Libyan National Army|
|Battles/wars||Yom Kippur War (1973)
Chadian–Libyan conflict (1978–1987)
Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar (Arabic: خليفة بلقاسم حفترcode: ar is deprecated ; born c. 1943) is a Libyan military officer and the head of the Eastern Libyan National Army. He engaged in the Second Libyan Civil War. On March 2, 2015, he was appointed commander of the armed forces loyal to the elected, internationally backed legislative body, the Libyan House of Representatives.
On 12 April 2018, it was reported that Haftar is in a coma after suffering a stroke and was hospitalized under intensive care in Paris. On 25 April, it was confirmed that Haftar is alive and was transported to Benghazi following treatment in Pairs.
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