Libya's GNA says it regains control of capital Tripoli

Reuters , Thursday 4 Jun 2020

TOPSHOT - A fighter loyal to the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) stands on the tarmac of Tripoli International Airport following its recapture from rival forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, on June 3, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Forces fighting for Libya's internationally recognised government said on Thursday they had regained control over Tripoli and a military source with the eastern forces that have been attacking the capital said they were withdrawing.

The Government of National Accord (GNA) military operations room said in a statement it had control over all borders of the Tripoli city administrative area.

Separately, a military source in the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) said it would complete its withdrawal on Thursday from the Tripoli districts of Ain Zara, Abu Salim and Qasr Ben Gashir towards a town near its stronghold of Tarhouna.

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