TRIPOLI

Forces of Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday said it repelled a fierce attack by rival Khalifa Haftar forces as fresh clashes hit southern Tripoli.

In April, Haftar’s forces launched a military campaign to capture the capital Tripoli from the internationally recognized government.

GNA military spokesman Mostafa al-Majai said in a statement that their forces repulsed air and ground attacks from the Haftar forces.

He stressed that GNA forces regained control of the Al-Tekbali military camp in the Saladin area.

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