Libya foreign minister names Khalifa Haftar army chief

Khalifa Haftar named as Libya’s army chief, provided he recognises GNA as Libya’s sole authority, foreign minister says.

Libya’s foreign minister has named renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), as the head of the country’s army – provided that he recognises the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) as the only authority.
Haftar, whose LNA forces control key oil ports, is a dominant figure for factions in eastern Libya that have rejected the GNA, contributing to its failure to expand its power in the capital, Tripoli, and beyond.
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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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