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Khalifa Haftar sworn in as Libyan army chief

Haftar was nominated by the elected parliament for the post last week

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Anti-Islamist General Khalifa Haftar was sworn in Monday as the new army chief in conflict-ridden Libya, a week after his nomination by the elected parliament, a spokesman for the legislature said.

“Khalifa Belgacem Haftar, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, took the oath before the parliament,” spokesman Faraj Abu Hachem told AFP.