Tripoli repels attack by Haftar forces in Libya
Forces of UN-recognized government regains military camp from Hatfar forces in southern Tripoli
NEWS SERVICE,  AA  Thursday 15:37, 02 January 2020
A fighter loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government (GNA) oils bullets

A fighter loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government (GNA) oils bullets

Forces of Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday said it repelled a fierce attack by rival Khalifa Haftar forces as fresh clashes hit southern Tripoli.

In April, Haftar's forces launched a military campaign to capture the capital Tripoli from the internationally recognized government.

GNA military spokesman Mostafa al-Majai said in a statement that their forces repulsed air and ground attacks from the Haftar forces.

He stressed that GNA forces regained control of the Al-Tekbali military camp in the Saladin area.

Since the ouster and death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two seats of power have emerged in Libya: one in eastern Libya supported mainly by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, and the GNA in Tripoli, which enjoys UN and international recognition.

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