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The forces of Libya’s UN-backed government have taken control of the town of Tarhouna, in a highly significant advance.

Tarhouna was the last stronghold of Gen Khalifa Haftar in the west of the country.

It was a launch pad for his now failed attempt to capture the nearby capital, Tripoli and bring the whole of Libya under his sway.

Despite being supported by Russia, the UAE, Egypt and others, the General has suffered a string of defeats in recent weeks.

His opponents on the government side have been significantly strengthened by military help from Turkey.

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