Strongman Haftar back in Libya after long absence: AFP

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar returned Thursday to the eastern city of Benghazi after a long absence, including for treatment in a Paris hospital, an AFP correspondent reported.

The 75-year-old, smiling and dressed in a black suit, greeted generals from his self-styled army after descending from a plane, in his first public appearance for weeks.