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Libya Watch

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:37 pm
by Ready1
France confirms Libya's Haftar is treated in a Paris hospital
An unnamed European diplomat says Haftar sustained irreversible brain damage and will be unable to function as before.

• Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar 'in a coma' at Paris hospital

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has confirmed that Libya's renegade General Khalifa Haftar was admitted to a hospital near Paris and that his health condition was improving.

Radio France International quoted Le Drian as telling the Foreign Affairs Committee of France's National Assembly on Wednesday that the commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) in the nation's east, remained hospitalised.

French media reported that Haftar is receiving treatment at Val-de-Grace, a well-known military hospital near Paris.
The health status of the 75-year-old remains unclear. A spokesman for Haftar denied all media reports that his boss suffered a stroke or a heart attack. He told Libyan Al-Nabaa TV that Haftar was in good condition.

However, an unnamed European diplomat said on Wednesday that Haftar had sustained irreversible brain damage and will be unable to function as before.

Appears that new "leadership" may be coming in Libya.

Re: Libya Watch

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:41 pm
by Ready1
Khalifa Haftar's chief of staff survives assassination attempt

Convoy of General Abdel-Razeq Nathouri targeted while travelling from Benghazi to military base in al-Marj.

18 Apr 2018

The chief of staff of renegade General Khalifa Haftar's army in Libya has survived an assassination attempt outside the eastern city of Benghazi, according to a military source.

General Abdel-Razeq Nathouri and his convoy were heading to a military base in al-Marj on Wednesday when they were targeted by a car bombing.

A spokesman for Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) said in a statement on Twitter that "Nathouri survived an assassination attempt when a car bomb was left on the street and exploded when his motorcade passed near it. He was not hurt."

Nathouri is believed to be one of the two contenders in line to replace Haftar, who is currently receiving medical treatment in France following reports of a stroke.

Doesn't sound like they like this fellow too well!