Libya’s UN-recognized government forces Monday seized control of a strategic town and city near the capital Tripoli from militias loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar.

Mustafa Al-Mujie, a spokesman for the military forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA), said they had entered the center of Sorman, a town south of Tripoli, and it was in their total control.

The Tripoli government’s forces also seized weapons and military vehicles, including armored vehicles, belonging to the pro-Haftar militia, he added.

Later in the day, the GNA forces also captured Sabratah, a city west of Tripoli, according to information obtained by the

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