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Vol 58 No 3

Published 3rd February 2017


Front lines in flux

The UN-backed unity government is disintegrating while rival armed blocs in the east and west gear up for a battle for Tripoli

Many now predict the disintegration of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and with it, the fragile balance that has kept open war from breaking out. The withdrawal on 2 January of yet another member of the Presidential Council (PC), which functions as the head of state to the GNA's executive branch, has punctured any remaining hopes that it might unite the country behind a single government.

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