Libya War News Updates -- April 24, 2019

Reuters: Libyan forces push back Haftar's troops south of Tripoli: witnesses

HIRA, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Forces supporting Libya’s internationally recognized government pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to more than 60 km (37 miles) southwest of the capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday, Reuters reporters said.

The town of Aziziya was fully under the control of the Tripoli forces, with shops reopening after days of fighting, a Reuters team at the scene said.

Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), which is allied to a rival government in eastern Libya, mounted an offensive on Tripoli almost three weeks ago but despite heavy fighting last week it has failed to breach the city’s southern defenses.

In recent days, forces backing the Tripoli administration have pushed back the LNA in some areas.

But fighting still raged in some southern suburbs on Tuesday, with shelling heard throughout the day even in central Tripoli, residents said.

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Libya War News Updates -- April 23, 2019

Eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify Tripoli offensive -- Reuters
Libya's Haftar Army Announces 2nd Stage of Offensive on Tripoli - Reports -- Sputnik
WHO: Death toll in Libya clashes rises to 264 -- Al Jazeera
EU, France split on Libya as Khalifa Haftar strikes Tripoli -- DW
Libya: EU officials hope Trump will pull support for Haftar -- The Guardian
UN raises Libya aid alarm as Tripoli clashes intensify -- Al Jazeera
Life must go on for Libyans despite war on their doorstep -- AFP

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