The damaged facade of the Libyan government's head offices is pictured after it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Tripoli June 4, 2014. (REUTERS/ Hani Amara)
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A rogue general, whose repeated deadly assaults on jihadists in Libya's second city Benghazi have earned him threats of reprisal, escaped a suicide bombing Wednesday, military officials said.The man, who was not immediately named, headed the agency's office in Misrata, some 200 kilometers from Sirte.It is the first attack on Haftar since he launched "Operation Dignity," aimed at eradicating "terrorists" in Benghazi on May 16 .Haftar claims his forces represent the legitimate Libyan army and has won the support of regular army units inside Benghazi, including the special forces, for his offensive.Haftar's campaign against the Islamists has struck a chord among the many Libyans angry at the militias, and there have been repeated street demonstrations in his support in Benghazi and Tripoli.Washington has denied any role in Haftar's offensive in Benghazi.
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