May 21, 2014 / 1:43 PM / 6 years ago

Libyan Interior Ministry backing renegade general- state news agency

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s Interior Ministry has decided to support a military campaign by renegade general Khalifah Haftar against Islamist militants, the state news agency LANA said on Wednesday, quoting a ministry statement.

Libya’s top air defence commander also joined Haftar’s campaign, according to a video message carried by a local television station.

Reporting by Tripoli newsroom and Ahmed Tolba; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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