Rival of Libya's U.N.-backed government claims control of Tripoli defence ministry | Reuters

TRIPOLI A self-declared prime minister sidelined by Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Thursday he had retaken control of the defence ministry in the capital, Tripoli. Khalifa Ghwell said in a televised statement that his self-declared government had recaptured some "state institutions" including the defence ministry, and that he had ordered ousted staff there back to work. A statement by supporters of Ghwell said the labour and martyrs' ministries were now also under their control. The claims could not be independently confirmed. Tripoli is home to a patchwork of armed groups with shifting allegiances. Some have supported the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), and some are loyal to the government it tried to displace.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Aidan Lewis; editing by Richard Lough)

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Updated Date: Jan 12, 2017 23:45 PM

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