Haftar, center, opposes the internationally recognized government based in the west of Libya. AFP / Abdullah DOMA
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Libyan forces advanced into several neighborhoods in Derna Monday after stepping up a military campaign to oust rivals from the eastern city, a spokesman and residents said.Early Monday, LNA forces entered Derna from both the eastern and western coastal roads and took control of the Shiha and Bab Tobruk districts, advancing to within one kilometer of the port, one of the operation's commanders, Salem al-Rafadi, told Reuters.The fighting in Derna encroached into densely populated areas, and since May 16 at least 17 civilians including two children have been killed.
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