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Gen. Haftar Loses Grip On Power As Libyan Forces Seize  Tripoli Airport

Gen. Haftar Loses Grip On Power As Libyan Forces Seize Tripoli Airport

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By Elite News Reporter General Khalifa Haftar’s hopes of taking over power in Libya have dwindled after troops loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have taken control of Tripoli international airport, military spokesman for the Government of National Accord said. "Our forces have fully liberated Tripoli international airport," spokesman Mohamad Gnounou said on Wednesday. The airport has been closed since 2014 and had been held by the eastern-based renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar since last year when he launched his assault on the capital. Since 2014, Libya has been split between rival factions based in Tripoli and in the east, in a sometimes chaotic war that has drawn in outside powers and a flood of foreign arms and mercenaries. Haftar's self-...