Khalifa Haftar (C), the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, attends an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. Etienne Laurent/Pool via Reuters/File Photo
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Khalifa Haftar, a military commander who controls eastern Libya, has said he will attend a conference in Sicily next month aimed at reconciling rival factions in the north African nation, Italy's foreign minister said on Saturday.Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) last year seized the country's second-largest city, Benghazi, by expelling Islamist and other fighters.While Seraj is firmly backed by Italy, Libya's former colonial ruler, Haftar has the support of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
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