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Al Jazeera 4 Jun 2020

Libya's GNA says it regained full control of the capital, Tripoli


Libya's Government of National Accord says it has retaken control of an inoperative airport where fighting continues against forces loyal to renegade military chief Khalifa Haftar.
Government officials say Haftar has also lost significant ground in areas close to his stronghold of Tarhuna

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports live from southern Tripoli.

Yemen's UAE-backed southern separatists have seized full control of the island of Socotra.
The Southern Transitional Council (STC) says it has also deposed the governor of the island.
But Yemen's Saudi-backed government is calling it a coup.
It is the latest move from the separatist group which wants to see a sovereign state in southern Yemen.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports.
Libya's UN-recognised government says it has retaken control of the Al Watiya airbase.
It was being used as renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's headquarters in western Libya.
Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley has more.
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The governor said that by Saturday afternoon another 1,000 National Guard soldiers will be in Minneapolis in addition to the 700 that are already present in the city.

According to Walz, it's "an action that has never been taken in the 164 year history of the Minnesota National Guard."

"Our cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul is under assault," Walz declared.

The protests were in response to the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man whose death in police custody this week has sparked demonstrations across the country.

Authorities in Minneapolis announced Friday that one of the officers who was involved in Floyd's death and later fired, Derek Chauvin, would be charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

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