Libya’s recognized PM vows to liberate Tripoli

‘Our troops are moving towards Tripoli to liberate it,’ Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni told Al Arabiya News Channel

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Libya’s recognized government will continue a military campaign to claim back and liberate the capital Tripoli, Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Wednesday.

“Our troops are moving towards Tripoli to liberate it,” Thinni told Al Arabiya News Channel.

He said his forces were advancing on Tripoli from the west and would also seize the main border crossing to Tunisia.

Libya is divided between two governments since a group called Libya Dawn seized Tripoli in August after a month-long battle with a rival group, setting up its own parliament and government.

Thinni has been forced to work from the East where the elected House of Representatives is also based, part of turmoil three years after the ousting of Muammar Qaddafi.

The premier’s rival government, accused by its opponents of relying on Islamists, says Egypt and the United Arab Emirates help Thinni with the air strikes. However, Thinni denied this.

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