A member of the Libyan National Army (LNA) stands under the rubble of a destroyed building during fighting against militants in Qanfudah, on the southern outskirts of Benghazi, on January 14, 2017. / AFP / Abdullah DOMA
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Residents of Derna in east Libya say they are facing critical shortages after Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army tightened its long-standing siege around the city last week. Haftar's eastern-based LNA, one of a number of factions that have vied for power in Libya since a 2011 uprising ended Moammar Gadhafi's four-decade rule, is waging a military campaign against a coalition of Islamist militants and ex-rebels known as the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council that controls Derna. Attention has shifted to the coastal city after Haftar announced victory in a three-year military campaign against a similar coalition in Benghazi, 350 km to the west, a month ago.
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