January 14, 2020 / 7:36 AM / 3 months ago

Russia says Libya's Haftar left Moscow without signing ceasefire deal - TASS

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday, the TASS news agency cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

Haftar’s rival, Fayez al-Serraj, who heads Libya’s Tripoli-based internationally recognised government, signed the ceasefire agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. [nL8N29I0HL]

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn

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