Libya recalls former general Haftar for army duty

January 19, 2015 5:29 PM

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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's internationally-recognized government has recalled retired general Khalifa Haftar to army duty, officials said on Monday, cementing its alliance with him in a struggle against a rival administration claiming national authority.

The decision shows the increasing influence of military figures in the official government and parliament, which has been forced to operate from the east of the country since an armed group called Libya Dawn seized the capital Tripoli in summer.

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