Lt.Col. Khalifa Hiftar is field commander of Libyan rebels

Lt.Col. Khalifa Hiftar is field commander of Libyan rebels

Lt.Col. Khalifa Hiftar is field commander of Libyan rebels

Khalifa Hiftar, 67, is the newly installed [April 13] field commander of the rebel Libyan fighting force. Lt. Col. Hiftar did little to play down the rivalry with Abdul Fattah Younis, commander of the armed forces . Hiftar attended military college with Gaddafi, he had also attended military school with Younis but said their paths had diverged. “He stayed with Gaddafi for 42 years and I defected 24 years ago,” Hiftar said, adding that Younis has no “effect” on his decisions or his forces.
Hiftar said, he was contacted by the CIA and the U.S. ambassador to Libya, as officials in Washington, keen to find out what they could about the opposition, learned of his plans to return. wapo


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