General Khalifa Haftar, commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), leaves after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar was given a tour of a Russian aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Wednesday, Russian media reported, a show of Kremlin support for the faction leader who opposes Libya's U.N.-backed government.Haftar, who is aligned with the eastern Parliament and government, has been fighting a two-year military campaign with his Libyan National Army against Islamists and other opponents in Benghazi and elsewhere in the east.The Kremlin has not said if it will offer Haftar military support.
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