Libya commander Haftar visits Russia ahead of conference
Russia's military has long shown backing for the powerful Libyan commander, who dominates eastern Libya. He has visited Russia before, and last year the Russian defence ministry hosted him aboard its sole aircraft carrier.
Italy will host an international conference on Libya on Nov. 12 and 13, which Haftar has said he would attend. Russia is expected to send high-level representatives to the meeting. (Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova, Editing by William Maclean)
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