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Rival Libyan leaders agree to elections, but challenges remain

Although neither yet recognizes the other’s legitimacy, Libya’s military strongman Khalifa Hifter and Fayez al-Sarraj, the prime minister of the Tripoli-based government, agreed during a meeting in France to hold elections in a bid to end the country's conflict.
French President Emmanuel Macron walks with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (R) and General Khalifa Haftar (L), commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), before a meeting for talks over a political deal to help end Libyaís crisis in La Celle-Saint-Cloud near Paris, France, July 25, 2017.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/POOL - RTX3CUEL

Libya's opposing factions appear to have made progress toward resolving their country's three-year civil war.

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted talks July 25 between Libya’s two main opponents: Fayez al-Sarraj, the prime minister of Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), and Gen. Khalifa Hifter, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) based in eastern Libya.

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