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Libya's internationally recognised government is struggling to retain control as fighting intensifies near its location in Eastern Libya.
Fighters loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar have given Abdullah Al Thini's government a 24 hour deadline to form a supreme military council led by Haftar as they ramp up their campaign to seize Benghazi.
Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports: