Libya

Turkish military forces turn the tide in Tripoli and send Russian-backed strongman into retreat

BY Robert Fox | tweet robfox45   /  22 May 2020

In three or four swift moves, Turkish forces have turned the tide of fighting for Libya’s capital, Tripoli, in the past five days.

Turkish-backed forces, with thousands of mercenaries recruited from northern Syria, have seized a major air base from the forces of General Khalifa Haftar, who leads the so-called Libyan National Army from the eastern provincial capital of Benghazi.


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