Air Strikes Near Tripoli as U.N. Peace Talks on Libya Due to Resume

Officials said forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government carried out air strikes on Wednesday near the capital Tripoli, which is controlled by its rivals, as United Nations peace talks were due to start in Morocco.
Two governments, one based in the east, the other in Tripoli, are fighting for control of Libya and carrying out tit-for-tat air strikes, four years after the ousting of leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Western powers including the United States, Britain, France, Germany said in a joint statement that U.N. Special Envoy Bernardino Leon will host a new round of talks in Morocco on Wednesday.
Mohamed El Hejazi, spokesman for army forces loyal to the government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, said war planes had attacked Tripoli's Mitiga airport and other targets in western Libya.



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