The commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, is said to have suffered a stroke and has been sent to Jordan for medical treatment.
Local Libya Al-Ahrar TV Channel said that he had suffered the stroke and then sent to Jordan at first so he can be moved to Europe for better treatment and medical care.
Meanwhile, another local media outlet, Alnabaa TV Channel, reported reliable sources as saying that Haftar has already been sent to France and he is now in a state of coma.
Alnabaa TV Channel also indicated that the spokesman for the self-styled army of Khalifa Haftar, Ahmed Al-Mismari, had spoken to the channel and told it Haftar was fine and in good conditions, adding that Al-Mismri denied all reports about Haftar suffering a stroke or a heart attack.
"The commander (Haftar) is watching closely the ongoing military operations." Al-Mismari told Alnabaa.
Meanwhile, social media has been for the last three hours abuzz with the news of Haftar's sudden stroke or as some reported "heart attack" with some conflicting news about the credibility of both the story and its denial by Al-Mismari.