This weekend in Libya, General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army forces and Islamist militants engaged in a battle during which at least six people were killed and ten were left wounded. The fight took place west of Benghazi, just before the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Western governments believe that the best solution for peace between Libya’s established government and the militants is a UN backed peace deal that aims to unite the two sides in a power-sharing agreement. However this recent incident, and other outbreaks of fighting, only serves to raise further tensions when it comes to these critical time-sensitive negotiations.
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Text source: uk.reuters.com (20th September 2015)