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Egypt weighs Hifter's role in Libyan transition

Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Hifter visited Cairo and met with the US ambassador to Libya at a time of heightened tensions between Hifter and the new Libyan government of national unity.
Libyan Interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah delivers a speech in the town of Buwairat al-Hassoun, during a ceremony to mark the reopening of a 186-mile road between the cities of Misrata and Sirte, Libya, June 20, 2021.

US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland met with Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Hifter in Cairo Aug. 11, amid international efforts to salvage a UN-brokered road map for Libya.

The US Embassy in Libya said Aug. 10 on Twitter that the meeting comes as part of US efforts to support the Libyan parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for the end of this year.

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