Eastern forces allied to Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar took control on Friday of the village of Suq al-Khamis some 40 km south of Tripoli, a resident and an eastern military source said.
The capture came after clashes with forces allied to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, they said.
I leave Libya with a heavy heart and deeply concerned. I still hope it is possible to avoid a bloody confrontation in and around Tripoli.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) April 5, 2019
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