April 3, 2019 / 9:04 PM / 7 months ago

Eastern Libyan forces clash with rival troops south of Tripoli - spokesman

(Reuters) - Eastern Libyan military forces are clashing with rival forces south of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the eastern force said on Wednesday.

Ahmed Mismari told al-Arabiya TV his forces, which had started moving to western Libya, were clashing with an armed group belonging to the internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj based in Tripoli.

Reporting by Hesham Hajali; writing by Ulf Laessing, editing by G Crosse

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