Libya’s warlord and chief of self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) Khaliaf Haftar has died in Paris after being whisked to a hospital of the French capital over a cerebral bleed caused by a heart attack, local media Libya Express reports. UN support mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has denied reports of Haftar’s death. UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame reportedly spoke with the Libyan warlord on Friday. Haftar was admitted to Paris military hospital of Val De Grace for treatment of an alleged cerebral bleed following a stroke. Haftar was a former close military aid of Muammar Gaddafi; the country’s longtime strongman brought down in 2011 in NATO-backed revolution.
Source: The North Africa Journal April 14, 2018 17:48 UTC