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Haftar’s Forces attack Libya’s capital Tripoli

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  • April 17, 2020
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Haftar’s Forces attack Libya’s capital Tripoli

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations; GS-III – Linkages of Organised crime with terrorism 

In News:

  • The forces of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar Libyan capital Tripoli with rockets. 
  • The capital was attacked after Haftar’s Forces were expelled from multiple towns west of Libya by government loyalists. 

Important value additions:

Khalifa Belqasim Haftar

  • He is the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) which is engaged in the Libyan Civil War.
  • He held a senior position in the forces which overthrew Gaddafi in the 2011 Libyan Civil War.
  • Libya has suffered almost a decade of conflict since longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a 2011 uprising backed by several Western powers. 
  • Recently, the UN-backed government recaptured the coastal cities of Sorman and Sabratha and several inland towns.
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 17th April 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 17th April 2020

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