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Libya Contemplates a Future Without Khalifa Hifter

Apr 14, 2018 | 14:11 GMT
Fighters with the self-styled Libyan National Army, commanded by Khalifa Hifter, patrol the roads leading into Benghazi on Feb. 7, 2018.

Fighters with the self-styled Libyan National Army patrol the roads leading into Benghazi. The army's commander, Khalifa Hifter, is rumored to be incapacitated by a stroke or heart attack. The fate of the Libyan conflict is deeply tied to Hifter's own.

(ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images)

As rumors swirl regarding the health of Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, all the parties to Libya's conflict are due for a reassessment of their strategies -- regardless of the veracity of the news about the commander....

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