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Haftar’s Bid to Take Tripoli Ends as Last Bastion in West Falls

  • Government announces seizure of Tarhouna from commander
  • Events in Libya may open chance for a renewed peace push
Fighters loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan government gather in the Qasr bin Ghashir district south of Tripoli, on June 4.

Fighters loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan government gather in the Qasr bin Ghashir district south of Tripoli, on June 4.

Photographer: Mahmud Turkia/AFP cia Getty Images

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Libya’s internationally recognized government said on Friday it had taken the remaining stronghold of Khalifa Haftar in the country’s west, effectively ending with Turkish military support an offensive by the Russian-backed strongman to capture the capital.