Haftar dreams of presidency while son Saddam longs to lead the army

The Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.
The Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar. © Costas Baltas/Reuters
Eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar, less than a year after his failed assault on Tripoli, sees himself as president of a unified Libya. To achieve that goal, he needs to find a successor to lead his army. His son, Saddam Haftar, is doing the rounds of foreign capitals to try to show why he might be just the man. [...] (703 words)
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