Le Monde: Libya’s Haftar admitted to Paris hospital

A Libyan boy holds a portrait of Major-General Halifa Haftar as people celebrate the decision by their parliament to reject the UN proposals for a national unity government, in a public square in Benghazi late on October 19, 2015. A majority of lawmakers in Libya’s internationally recognised parliament rejected a UN peace deal and a proposal for a national unity government, one of them said. AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH DOMA / AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH DOMA

Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar has reportedly been hospitalized in France after suffering a stroke, according to French media reports Wednesday.

Le Monde citing its sources reported that Haftar was first hospitalized in the Jordanian capital Amman before he was transferred to Paris.

Radio France Internationale said Wednesday that Haftar has been suffering from cancer for over three mnths and has been visitng Jordan for treatment.

The French Foreign Ministry did not comment on the reports.

However, Libya’s Alnabaa TV quoted Haftar’s spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari as denying all such reports, adding that the military leader remains in good condition and did not suffer a stroke.

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