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Forces backing Libya’s internationally recognized government fought house-to-house battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Hifter in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground.

Government soldiers, some in jeans and t-shirts, took cover by abandoned buildings as they fired on Hifter’s positions. Some carried anti-aircraft guns they had had to remove from their trucks to get through the narrow streets.

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