Parliament Announces Alliance with Haftar

Reuters reports that Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has declared a formal alliance with renegade former general Khalifa Haftar (pictured), whose his 'Operation Dignity' forces last week launched a new offensive against Islamist militias in Benghazi.

The Tobruk-based, internationally-recognised parliament has now endorsed Haftar's militia, giving him an official role.

Parliament spokesman Farraj Hashem said:

"Operation Dignity is leading officers and soldiers of the Libyan army ... Operation Dignity is an operation of the Libyan army."

(Source: Reuters)

(Photo: Magharebia)

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