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Libyan sides declare cease-fire, call for return to political process

Libya's Tobruk-based government reciprocated a call for a cease-fire by the UN-backed government in Tripoli, in a potential breakthrough for peace.
Fighters loyal to the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) ride in a technical (pickup truck mounted with turret) along a road in the Qasr bin Ghashir district south of the Libyan capital Tripoli on June 4, 2020, after the area was taken over by pro-GNA forces following clashes with rival forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar. - The GNA said on June 4 that it was back in full control of the capital and its suburbs after more than a year of fighting off an offensive by eastern strongma

Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord called today for an immediate cease-fire in his side’s conflict with eastern Libya’s forces and a resumption of the fractured country’s political process.

The cease-fire call was reciprocated by Aguila Saleh Issa, speaker of eastern Libya’s parliament, in a move hailed by the United Nations.

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