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    Libyan National Army Commander Haftar Visits Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov

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    Libyan National Army Commander Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar visited Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier to discuss anti-terrorism fight.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Libyan National Army Commander Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar on Wednesday visited the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, and discussed, during a video conference with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the fight against terrorism in the Middle East, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

    "On January 11, 2017, Commander of the Libyan National Army Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar paid a visit to the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, traveling to its home base as part of the Northern Fleet's air carrier group," the statement said.

    "After a brief tour of the ship, Marshal Khalifa Haftar held a video conference with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to discuss urgent issues of the fight against international terrorist groups in the Middle East," it said.

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