Al Jazeera America quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on rogue ex-general Khalifa Haftar:

“Claiming he has no political intentions, posing as the savior of the country — it’s the same narrative Sisi used,” said Karim Mezran, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. “The problem — and this is different from Sisi — is that Libyans don’t like him. Journalists who interview him don’t like him. Even allied militias don’t like him. The man is not popular.”

Mezran added that Egypt and allied militias in western Libya “all just want him to do the dirty job. It’s an instrumental arrangement.”

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