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Vol 58 No 12

Published 9th June 2017


Libya

States of failure

Foreign supporters of the factions locked in civil war are falling out as the fighting intensifies and solutions are as distant as ever

Fighting between General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) and its rivals has been increasing, while Da'ish (Islamic State) proves that it remains a potent force, despite suffering heavy military defeats. International efforts to shore up the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and its beleaguered Presidential Council leader, Faiez el Serraj, are also under strain. Meanwhile, Egypt has increased the pace of its bombing raids as the Special Forces of various nations pursue their governments' agendas amid the fractured country's internal conflicts.

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