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Drone strike near Tripoli kills seven fighters loyal to Haftar - military source

BENGHAZI (Reuters) - At least seven fighters loyal to Libyan National Army (LNA) forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar were killed overnight in a drone strike in southern Tripoli, a military source said.

Eastern-based LNA had downed a drone on Sunday in Tripoli’s southern suburb of Ain Zara, it said without elaborating.

In the latest turmoil since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Haftar’s LNA has been unable to take Tripoli from the internationally recognised government despite fighting that has caused havoc in the capital’s southern suburbs and displaced tens of thousands of civilians.

Writing by Ahmed Eljechtimi; Editing by David Goodman