Air strike kills commander in force loyal to Tripoli government: official

March 21, 2015 5:59 PM

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TRIPOLI/CAIRO (Reuters) - An air strike by Libya's internationally recognized government against the capital Tripoli on Saturday killed a senior commander in a force loyal to the rival government that controls the capital, a Tripoli official said.

The attack came a day after the official government said it had launched a military offensive to "liberate" Tripoli, which was seized by a group called Libya Dawn in August, reinstating a previous assembly.

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