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Retired Libyan Army general Khalifa Haftar speaks during a press conference in the town of Abyar, 70 km southwest of Bengahzi, on May 17, 2014. Haftar says his campaign against the Islamists aims to purge the restive city of "terrorist" groups, but he has been denounced by the authorities in Tripoli of trying to stage a coup -- a charge he denies. AFP PHOTO/STR-/AFP/Getty Images
Retired Libyan Army general Khalifa Haftar speaks during a press conference in the town of Abyar, 70 km southwest of Bengahzi, on May 17, 2014. Haftar says his campaign against the Islamists aims to purge the restive city of "terrorist" groups, but he has been denounced by the authorities in Tripoli of trying to stage a coup -- a charge he denies. AFP PHOTO/STR-/AFP/Getty Images

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