Khalifa Haftar sworn in as Libyan army chief

file picture taken on May 17, 2014 shows then retired Libyan Army general Khalifa Haftar speaking during a press conference in the town of Abyar, 70 km southwest of Benghazi. (AFP)

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.

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