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Haftar forces rains rockets on the Libya capital

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    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    22nd Apr, 2020

The forces of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar rained rockets on the capital Tripoli after being ousted by government loyalists from a string of towns to its west.

  • The forces of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar rained rockets on the capital Tripoli after being ousted by government loyalists from a string of towns to its west.
  • The UN-recognised Government of National Unity, which has been battling an offensive against the capital for just over a year, accused Haftar's forces of taking revenge against Tripoli's civilian population following their losses.
  • The unity government recaptured the coastal cities of Sorman and Sabratha and several inland towns.
  • Libya has suffered almost a decade of conflict since longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a 2011 uprising backed by several Western powers.
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