Libyan parliament proposes Haftar to lead army: spokesman

February 25, 2015 2:25 PM

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Libyan parliament proposes Haftar to lead army: spokesman

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The president of Libya's elected parliament has proposed appointing army general Khalifa Haftar as top army commander, parliament's spokesman said on Wednesday.

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

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