The eastern-based army of Libya on Tuesday announced killing over 40 troops of the rival UN-backed government's forces in southwestern Libya.

Its statement said the government's forces attempted to launch an attack on an airbase under Turkish air cover.

The UN-backed government forces admitted that it made the offense, killing several enemies and destroying 10 vehicles.

For over a year, the two sides have been engaged in a vicious war over control of the capital Tripoli.

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