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Libya to Retake Land From Russia-Backed Foe Before War Ends

  • Interior minister says offensive aims to prevent Russian base
  • Russian-backed Libya strongman announced cease-fire Saturday
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Libyan forces will retake territory from Kremlin-backed eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar and prevent Russia from establishing a base before accepting negotiations, Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha told Bloomberg on Sunday, a day after Haftar declared a cease-fire.