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Libyan warlord Haftar agrees to talks on ceasefire

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 2, 2020
Khalifa Haftar has agreed to the resumption of ceasefire talks, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said early Tuesday.
Khalifa Haftar
Libya   Khalifa Haftar
"The United Nations Mission welcomes the parties in Libya accepting the resumption of the Joint Military Commission 5 5 talks," UNSMIL said on Twitter.

Topics: Libya Haftar

Following the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya's new government was founded in 2015 under a UN-led political agreement.

The Libyan government has been under attack by Haftar's forces since April 2019, with more than 1,000 killed in the violence. It launched Operation Peace Storm on March 26 to counter attacks on the capital, Tripoli.