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Libyan rivals descend on Washington

The war-wracked country’s competing factions are fighting for Donald Trump’s ear.

Libya’s chaotic politics will play out in Washington this week as some of the war-wracked nation’s top rivals scramble for the Donald Trump administration’s attention.

Current and former government leaders assemble May 10 for a Capitol Hill conference on Libya-US relations and investment opportunities. Meanwhile, UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his main rival, anti-Islamist strongman Khalifa Hifter, are both hoping to meet with Washington officials as early as this month following their May 2 deal to hold elections next year.

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