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Ex-C.I.A. Asset, Now a Libyan Strongman, Faces Torture Accusations on the Libyans going @julianbarneshrough  the American courts to try to seize Khalifa Hifter's American properties

Saudi Arabia is stepping up its support for Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter and its role as a potential power broker in the conflict by @SamRamani2 

Khalifa Hifter, the military ruler of eastern Libya, is trying to take over the entire country. To see what that would look like, we paid a rare visit to the part he already controls.

The former CIA asset Khalifa Hifter who now leads the most powerful militia in Libya (with backing from the United Arab Emirates and Egypt) is now facing a lawsuit in the United States for his use of torture.

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Inside Benghazi, the capital of eastern Libya, and the stronghold of Khalifa Hifter, the 76-year-old commander known in his dominion as “the marshal" | #OOTT  by @ddknyt 

Militia leader Khalifa Hifter wants to lead all of Libya. The part he already controls is "beset by corruption, where security agents trailed foreign journalists, residents cowered in fear of arbitrary arrest, & pro-government militias answered to no one."

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The military ruler of eastern Libya, Khalifa Hifter, is trying to take over the entire country. To see what that would look like, @ddknyt  paid a rare visit to the part he already controls.

Khalifa Hifter has promised to build a stable, democratic and secular Libya, but he has largely shut Western journalists out of his territory. A rare visit there by The New York Times found a land that was none of those things.

Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter amid concerns that the Trump administration has been too soft on him as his monthslong assault on Tripoli continues via @Brykharris 

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France has some explaining to do: how did a cache of sophisticated US anti-tank missiles sold to France with strict anti-transfer conditions end up held by rebel fighters in Libya loyal to Gen. Khalifa Hifter, whom France (due to oil interests) supports.

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Exclusive: Powerful American missiles were sold to France before ending up in the hands of rebel fighters loyal to Gen. Khalifa Hifter, who is seeking to overthrow the United Nations-backed government in Tripoli. @EricSchmittNYT  @declanwalsh 

The United States military evacuated its small contingent of troops from the Libyan capital on Sunday as rival militias raced to stop the forces of an aspiring strongman, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, from taking control of the city

The United States military evacuated its troops from the Libyan capital on Sunday as rival militias raced to stop the forces of an aspiring strongman, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, from taking control of the city

The United States military evacuated its small contingent of troops from the Libyan capital on Sunday as rival militias raced to stop the forces of an aspiring strongman, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, from taking control of the city

Forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Hifter are within 25 miles of Libya's capital. He has ordered them to take the city.

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