Haftar has held the rank of Major General in the Libyan army since 2011. He rose to prominence after the uprising against the late General Gaddafi and was the person who announced that the Libyan government had been suspended. He recently announced the launch of “Al-Karamah Operations”, aimed at cleansing Libya of political assassinations, terrorism, militias, gangs and outlaws. He is committed to establishing a democratic process in Libya. Haftar was made commander of the forces of the internationally recognized Tobruk government in March 2015.
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