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Libya's UN-recognized gov't:

Libya's UN-recognized gov't announced: Tripoli has not fallen by loyal forces to Khalifa Haftar.

MojNews-The Libyan army has denied reports of the imminent fall of the capital Tripoli in the hands of forces led by East Libya-based commander Khalifa Haftar .

"The situation on the ground is still in our favor," military spokesman Mohamed Qanunu said. 

"Civilians, however, are suffering as a result of air bombardment by war criminal Haftar," he said.

In early April, Haftar launched a wide-ranging campaign to capture Tripoli, where the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) is based.

Qanunu accused Haftar of using mercenaries from Africa and Russia in his attacks on Tripoli.

"Atrocities have been committed [by Haftar's forces] against civilians in Tripoli and its outskirts in recent months," he said.

Last month, Turkey and GNA reached two separate memorandums of understanding (MoU), one on military cooperation and the other one on maritime boundaries of countries in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently said Ankara might consider sending troops to Libya if the GNA made such a request.

 

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