VIDEO: Army strongman Haftar back in Libya after long absence

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar returned Thursday to the eastern city of Benghazi after a long absence, including for treatment in a Paris hospital.

The 75-year-old, smiling and dressed in a black suit, greeted generals from his self-styled army after descending from a plane, in his first public appearance for weeks.

According to a source who was close to Benina International Airport, Haftar moved with a convoy amid security threats upon arrival at the military base of the army headquarters in the city of Marj.

He is expected to speak to the Libyan people in the coming hours.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56