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AFRICOM denies visiting Sirte on Tuesday

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

WASHINGTON – United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) denied on its official Twitter page reports alleging that its commander, General Thomas D. Waldhauser, visited the Libyan city of Sirte on Tuesday.

AFRICOM said that it can confirm that General Waldhauser was in Stuttgart, Germany at the time of the alleged visit.

Media reports surfaced on Tuesday claiming that General Waldhauser visited Sirte and allegedly met with a number of officials including the commander of the local security forces, Al-Naas Abdullah Al-Naas, and Mayor Mukhtar Al-Madani.

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