António Guterres voices deep concern after Khalifa Haftar announces troop movements

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has expressed concern about the risk of a fresh military confrontation in Libya after Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced troop movements before a planned assault on Tripoli, the capital and stronghold of the UN-backed government of Fayez al-Serraj.

Haftar, backed diplomatically and sometimes militarily by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and France, has seized ground across the south of the country in recent weeks and has announced plans for an assault on terrorists he claims are based in the capital.

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