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Libyan General shot at after seeking cooperation with militias

Libyan General Khalifa Hefter shot by unknown assailants


Militia members man a checkpoint in Tripoli. A top-level commander was recently shot at by militiamen in Libya (AFP/file)
Militia members man a checkpoint in Tripoli. A top-level commander was recently shot at by militiamen in Libya (AFP/file)

Senior Libyan military commander General Khalifa Hefter came under attack by unknown assailants on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. He was unharmed.

The attack occurred in the eastern city of Benghazi and was directed at the convoy carrying the commander. General Hefter is responsible for reconstructing the Libyan national army.

The attack comes one day after former intelligence chief Colonel Suleiman Bouzz-Redah was killed in Benghazi. Bouzz-Reda defected during Libya’s civil war, standing against former dictator Muammar Al-Gadhaffi. Libya continues to go through an unstable period with various militia factions overrunning the country, as central security remains weak.

Last week, General Hefter attempted to appeal to militia groups urging cooperation between them and the Libyan national army.

 

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