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Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:29 GMT

Four Killed, Three Wounded in Clashes in Libya's Southwest

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7Dnews London

Sun, 03 Feb 2019 21:34 GMT

Four fighters have been killed and at least three wounded in an attack launched on the desert camp of a rival militia in the country's southwest, stated media officials with Libya's paramilitary.

The assault in the town of Ghadduwah, on February 1st, was part of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA)'s campaign in the country's south, which began on January 15th.

A spokesperson for the country's internationally recognised government, which backs the LNA, Malek el-Sherief, says the camp was loyal to Ibrahim Jadhran, a commander who took part in the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed Muammar Gaddafi and both groups have been fighting for control of Libya's vast oil fields.

Libya became bitterly divided between two rival governments and an array of extremists, militias and gangs, after the revolt.


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