Libyan senior Rebel commander Khalifa Hifter leaves a press conference in March 2011 in the court house in the center of Benghazi, in eastern Libya. Gen. Supporters are flocking to his self-professed campaign to crush Islamists and bring stability, but there are fears his ultimate goal is to become a new strongman. The U.S. is reacting to the internal conflict by sending hundreds of marines to the region, in case American civilians and diplomatic staff need to be evacuated.
Libyan senior Rebel commander Khalifa Hifter leaves a press conference in March 2011 in the court house in the center of Benghazi, in eastern Libya. Gen. Supporters are flocking to his self-professed campaign to crush Islamists and bring stability, but there are fears his ultimate goal is to become a new strongman. The U.S. is reacting to the internal conflict by sending hundreds of marines to the region, in case American civilians and diplomatic staff need to be evacuated. AP
Libyan senior Rebel commander Khalifa Hifter leaves a press conference in March 2011 in the court house in the center of Benghazi, in eastern Libya. Gen. Supporters are flocking to his self-professed campaign to crush Islamists and bring stability, but there are fears his ultimate goal is to become a new strongman. The U.S. is reacting to the internal conflict by sending hundreds of marines to the region, in case American civilians and diplomatic staff need to be evacuated. AP

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