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Khalifa Haftar

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Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar (Arabic: خليفة بلقاسم حفتر, romanized: Ḵalīfa Bilqāsim Ḥaftar; born 7 November 1943) is a Libyan-American politician, military officer, and the commander of the Tobruk-based Libyan National Army (LNA). On 2 March 2015, he was appointed commander of the armed forces loyal to the elected legislative body, the Libyan House of Representatives.Haftar was born in the Libyan city of Ajdabiya. He served in the Libyan army under Muammar Gaddafi, and took part in the coup that brought Gaddafi to power in 1969. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khalifa Haftar has received more than 1,433,074 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Khalifa Haftar is the 246th most popular military personnel (down from 136th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Libya (down from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Libyan Military Personnel.

Khalifa Haftar is a Libyan military officer who is most famous for his role in the Libyan Civil War. He is the commander of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army and has been fighting against the forces of the UN-backed Government of National Accord.

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Among military personnels, Khalifa Haftar ranks 246 out of 1,468Before him are Werner Mölders, Pedro de Alvarado, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Zhang Liao, and Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque. After him are Andrey Yeryomenko, Eumenes, Federico da Montefeltro, Pittacus of Mytilene, Franz Stangl, and Rochus Misch.

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Among people born in 1943, Khalifa Haftar ranks 39Before him are Jean-Jacques Annaud, David Cronenberg, Carlos Alberto Parreira, John Kerry, Richard Wright, and Jacques Attali. After him are Billie Jean King, Terrence Malick, Helmut Marko, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Betty Williams, and Gianni Rivera.

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Among people born in Libya, Khalifa Haftar ranks 13 out of 64Before him are Omar Mukhtar (1858), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Pope Victor I (100), and Carneades (-214). After him are Synesius (370), Berenice II of Egypt (-267), Lorenzo Bandini (1935), Theodorus of Cyrene (-465), Theodorus the Atheist (-340), and Hegesias of Cyrene (-400).


Among military personnels born in Libya, Khalifa Haftar ranks 1After him are Abdul Fatah Younis (1944).

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