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FRANCE 24
· Libya government says retakes Haftar's last redoubt in west  
Libya's UN-recognised government announced Friday another victory in its counter-offensive against eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar, overrunning his last western stronghold Tarhuna, launchpad of an abortive 14-month assault on the capital.
The Atlantic
· Trump Hates Vote-by-Mail. These Republicans Love It.  
Mail-in voting works well in Wisconsin, he said, and helps Republicans in rural parts of the state compete with Democratic strongholds that have more resources to dedicate to in-person early voting.
Al Jazeera
· Libyan government says it entered Haftar stronghold Tarhuna  
Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government said on Friday they entered Tarhuna, the last major stronghold of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, capping the sudden collapse of his 14-month offensive.
The Guardian
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A 14-month siege of Libya’s capital Tripoli by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar has been lifted after Turkish-backed troops aligned with the UN-recognised government forced the rebels to retreat to strongholds in the country’s south and east.
The Independent
· Bill Barr is building his own personal army. It's time to step up, Joe Biden  
He’s in a virtual dead heat with Trump in longtime Republican stronghold Texas.
Al Jazeera
· Analysis: Turkey is winning in Libya, but challenges remain  
As a result, the GNA made significant gains against Haftar's forces and captured several strategically important LNA strongholds, including al-Watiya airbase near the Tunisian border and the Tripoli International Airport.
FRANCE 24
· Pompeo presses nations to fund IS fight despite budget crunch  
Even as the extremists' presence has dwindled in its former stronghold, alarm has grown over the Islamic State group's influence in West Africa and Afghanistan.
CNA
· Uphill task for Taliban as COVID-19 spreads in militant bastions  
KUNDUZ: The Taliban boasted of their readiness to fight the deadly coronavirus when it first reached Afghanistan, but now the insurgents are struggling to curb its spread in their strongholds.
Al Jazeera
· Libya's GNA says it regained full control of the capital, Tripoli  
Separately, a military source in the eastern-based self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) said it would complete its withdrawal on Thursday from the Tripoli districts of Ain Zara, Abu Salim and Qasr bin Ghashir towards a town near its stronghold of Tarhuna.
Malay Mail
· Libya’s GNA says it regains control of capital Tripoli  
Separately, a military source in the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) said it would complete its withdrawal on Thursday from the Tripoli districts of Ain Zara, Abu Salim and Qasr Ben Gashir towards a town near its stronghold of Tarhouna.