Tripoli is completely under our control – Middle East Monitor

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Forces fighting for the UN-backed Libyan government have regained control of the capital Tripoli from militias loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar, an official said today.

The military operations room of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement Thursday that its forces had captured all areas surrounding the administrative area of ​​the city of Tripoli.

Yesterday, GNA forces announced that they had regained control of the airport which had been under the control of Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar for a year.

The internationally recognized Libyan government (GNA) has been under attack by Haftar’s forces since April 2019.

In March, the Libyan government launched “Operation Peace Storm” to counter attacks on the capital and recently regained strategic locations, including the Al-Watiya air base, dealing a heavy blow to Haftar’s forces. .

Last month, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which played a major role in the overthrow of longtime Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, announced its official support for the GNA led by Fayez Al-Sarraj. Libya has been torn by civil war since the ousting of the former leader in 2011.

Al-Sarraj is expected to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today as allies seek recent gains on the battlefield near Tripoli ahead of a new round of talks on a possible ceasefire.

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