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Khalifa Haftar
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Birth name Khalifa Belqasim Haftar
Born 1943 (age 76–77)
Ajdabiya, Libya
Service/branch Flag of the Libyan Ground Forces.svg Libyan Ground Forces
Rank Field marshal
Commands held Libyan National Army
Battles/wars

Yom Kippur War (1973)
Chadian–Libyan conflict (1978–1987)
First Libyan Civil War

  • Battle of Ajdabiya
  • Third Battle of Brega
Second Libyan Civil War

Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar (Arabic: خليفة بلقاسم حفتر; 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.

He has been described as a warlord by many countries and his governments is not recognised by the United Nations. Haftar has been accused of war crimes.

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