In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, Libyan militia commander General Khalifa Haftar meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
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Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar said Sunday he would listen to the "will of free Libyan people," and insisted that the mandate of the country's U.N.-backed government has run out, in the strongest indication so far that he might run in elections expected next year. "We declare clearly and unequivocally our full compliance with the orders of the free Libyan people, which is its own guardian and the master of its land," Haftar said in a televised speech.He said his forces, known as the Libyan National Army, could be only placed under an authority that had been elected by the Libyan people.Haftar also dismissed the U.N.-brokered agreement signed in Morocco on Dec. 17, 2015, which established Libya's Government of National Accord for a one-year period, renewable only once.
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