East Libyan troops close on Tripoli, clashes near former airport

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj arrives to the check point Gate 27, after retaking it from Haftar forces, in west of Tripoli, Libya April 05, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognised government. Fighting was going on near the former international airport, which Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) force controlled by nightfall, an LNA […]

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