Haftar, center, opposes the internationally recognized government based in the west of Libya. AFP / Abdullah DOMA
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Libya fell into chaos after the ouster of strongman Moammar Gadhafi in October 2011, with competing authorities in Tripoli and the east vying for power.Days later, the rebel National Transitional Council declares Libya's "total liberation".A car bomb attack in April 2013 targets France's embassy in Tripoli, wounding two French guards.Daesh (ISIS) profits from the chaos, claiming its first attack in Libya in December 2014 . The following June it seizes Sirte to the east of Tripoli, but is driven out in December 2016 .On May 2 two Daesh suicide attackers kill 14 people at Libya's electoral commission in Tripoli.Haftar, al-Sarraj and other Libyan leaders met in Paris on May 29, committing after about four hours of talks to hold parliamentary and presidential elections December 10, and to accept the results.
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