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Libya: Haftar vows to 'restore Libya's prestige'

Self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) Chief of Staff, Khalifa Haftar arrives for a conference on Libya on November 12, 2018 at Villa Igiea in Palermo [FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images]
Self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) Chief of Staff, Khalifa Haftar arrives for a conference on Libya on 12 November 2018 [FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images]

The Libyan National Army (LNA)'s battle won't end until the country's "prestige, borders, military bases and territorial waters are restored," General Khalifa Haftar vowed on Tuesday.

"Any attempt directed against our army is rejected and unaccepted," Haftar told his soldiers in a military forum, adding that the troops were becoming "stronger".

Haftar hailed the "forces' efforts over the past seven years", urging them to be ready for "conducting any mission at any time, strongly and accurately."

"The LNA forces are the guarantee of Libya's political, economic and social stability," he stressed, hoping to halt the African country's: "Violent acts carried out by illegal militants and armed groups, ending the presence of foreign fighters and establishing security for the residents."

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