April 11, 2019 / 4:29 PM / 2 months ago

More than 190 eastern Libyan troops taken prisoner - officials

ZAWIYA, Libya (Reuters) - More than 190 troops from eastern Libyan forces have been captured during their offensive on Tripoli, officials loyal to the internationally recognised government based in the capital said on Thursday.

A total of 116 fighters were captured in Zawiya, a town west of Tripoli, and additional 75 in Ain Sara on the southern outskirts of the capital, officials said, allowing reporters to film some of them.

Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Frances Kerry

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