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Libya’s eastern commander, Khalifa Hifter, said on Wednesday his forces had taken full control of Libya’s second city Benghazi from rival armed groups after a three-year campaign.

The battle for Benghazi between Hifter’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) and an array of Islamist militants and other fighters has been part of a broader conflict since Libya slipped into turmoil following the 2011 fall of strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

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