Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Meanwhile, Macron Is Stepping In and Up

The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya have agreed on a nationwide ceasefire, except for the fight against terrorist groups, and will work on holding early presidential and parliamentary elections, according to a joint declaration.

Prime Minister Fayez Serraj and Khalifa Haftar, the military commander based in the remote east of the vast country, made the announcement on Tuesday after talks hosted in a western suburb of Paris by French President Emmanuel Macron.


Libya has been locked in a state of violence and turmoil since 2011, when a bloody popular uprising ended with the ouster and death of former President Muammar Gaddafi.

And that's it for alJazeera. No mention of any foreign involvement in that "popular uprising" or just how Gaddafi met his demise.  Six years on, it means nothing, I guess.

...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.

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