French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives at Benina International Airport, 19 kilometres east of Libya's second city of Benghazi, on December 21, 2017. AFP / Abdullah DOMA
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TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya: A hundred meters from the office of Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli, guards at a detention center for migrants had a message for a visiting French delegation: no minister, no journalists, nobody is allowed in.Sarraj promised to tackle migrant trafficking, but French officials say that will depend on which armed groups are prepared to help him.POLISHED BOOTSWhile armed factions are vying for control in Tripoli, power in Benghazi is in the hands of one man, General Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have driven out Islamist fighters.Haftar did not leave his office during the French visit, leaving Le Drian to review air, sea and land forces as a military band struggled to play La Marseillaise.
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