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Libya government announces taking over Tripoli

Published: 8th Jun, 2020

The UN-backed Libyan government announced taking over the entire capital Tripoli and expelling the rival eastern-based army.

  • The UN-backed Libyan government announced taking over the entire capital Tripoli and expelling the rival eastern-based army.
  • The eastern-based army has been leading a military campaign since April 2019, in an attempt to take over Tripoli and topple the UN-backed government.
  • The violence killed and injured hundreds of civilians and displaced more than 150,000 others.

About Tripoli

  • Tripoli is the capital city and the largest city of Libya.
  • It is located in the northwest of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean Sea and forming a bay.

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