Eastern forces seize town south of Tripoli, U.N. chief urges restraint
Ahmed Elumami, Ayman Werfali
TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI (Reuters) – Eastern Libyan forces on Thursday took full control of Gharyan, a town about 100 km (60 miles) south of the capital Tripoli, the force commander and residents said.
The taking of Gharyan after skirmishes on Wednesday with forces allied to Tripoli Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj culminated a rapid thrust westwards by Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) from his eastern stronghold of Benghazi.
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