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Libya’s UN-backed government regains full control of Tripoli

After capturing the city's airport, the Government of National Accord in Libya says it has regained full control of Tripoli.
A fighter loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government celebrates after regaining control over the city, in Tripoli, Libya, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ayman Al-Sahili - RC2F2H9Z862R

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government said Thursday they had fully recaptured the capital city of Tripoli after more than a year of fighting with renegade commander Khalifa Hifter.  

"Our heroic forces have full control of Greater Tripoli right up to the city limits," said Mohammed Gnounou, a spokesperson for the Government of National Accord (GNA). 

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