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Libya: pro-Haftar militiamen released

The fighters were handed over in the city of Zawiya, to the west of the capital, Tripoli.

The Libyan authorities released 120 prisoners affiliated with the militia of renegade Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday, Anadolu has reported.

The fighters were handed over in the city of Zawiya, to the west of the capital, Tripoli. They were affiliated with the 107th Brigade of Haftar's militia, and were captured during the military operation launched by his forces against Tripoli in April 2019.

The two deputy heads of the Presidential Council, Abdullah Al-Lafi and Mousa Al-Koni, were present when the men were released. The Chairman of the High Council of State, Khalid Al-Mishri, and a number of Libyan officials and notables and elders of the western region were also in attendance.

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