Libya’s UN-backed gov’t forces advance against east-based army in Tripoli

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TRIPOLI, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — Forces of the UN-backed Libyan government on Saturday announced an advance against the rival east-based army in southern Tripoli.

According to the information office of the UN-backed government’s forces, two tanks and an armored vehicle of the east-based army were destroyed.

The east-based army, led by General Khalifa Haftar, has been leading a military campaign since early April in and around Tripoli, attempting to take over the city and topple the UN-backed government.

Thousands have been killed or injured in the fighting, and more than 120,000 were displaced.

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