Libya conflict: GNA 'regains full control of Tripoli' from Gen Haftar

Members of Libyan army celebrate after recapturing Tripoli airport from warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias in Tripoli, Libya on June 03, 2020.Symbol copyright
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Infantrymen are celebrating after recapturing Tripoli airport

Libya’s UN-backed Govt of Nationwide Accord (GNA) has declared itself in complete regulate of Tripoli after recapturing the capital’s airport.

Gen Khalifa Haftar’s forces had been besieging the town since April 2019.

However intensified army give a boost to from Turkey helped govt forces power Gen Haftar’s forces again from the frontlines.

A brand new diplomatic effort is underway to check out to restart talks on an enduring ceasefire.

The recapture of the world airport in Tripoli – lengthy out of use – is the most powerful symbolic victory for the Libyan govt thus far, reviews the BBC’s Arab affairs editor Sebastian Usher.

Libya has been torn through violence since long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi used to be deposed and killed in 2011 through Nato-backed forces.

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