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 Oppositionstruppen erobern Sirte infographic
Grafik zeigt das nordwestliche Libyen, das von rivalisierenden Truppen besetzt ist.


Libyens östliche Truppen erobern Sirte

January 7, 2020 - Libyens östliche Truppen haben die Kontrolle in der Küstenstadt Sirte und die von der UN-anerkannte Regierung übernommen. Es wäre ein
strategischer Sieg für die Truppen von Haftar.

The announcement comes amid a major offensive by the eastern-based forces to take Tripoli. The capital city is the seat of a rival Libyan government, which is supported by the United Nations.

Libya is currently governed by dueling authorities in the east and in Tripoli in the west, each relying on different militias.

Commander Khalifa Hafter declared a “final” and decisive battle to take Tripoli last month. Fighting and shelling between the two sides has been raging there since April, with neither side making much progress.

PUBLISHED: 08/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News