Libya's General Haftar survives suicide bombing
General Haftar recently launched an offensive to rid Benghazi of jihadists. (AFP/File)
Three of the General’s men were killed in the attack that happened at a villa outside Benghazi.
“A suicide bomber in a vehicle packed with explosives attacked a villa where we had gathered. Three of our soldiers were killed,” said General Sagr al-Jerushi, the head General Haftar’s air division.
According to AFP, this is the first attack on General Haftar since he launched his offensive against jihadists in the country.
General Haftar denies political ambitions, but many Libyans speculate that he has aspirations to one day become the leader of Libya.
Since Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrown in 2011, Libya has experienced ongoing violence and attacks from numerous well-armed militias who roam the country freely.