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  • 13 January, 2020

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Libya ceasefire

Syllabus subtopic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.

Prelims and Mains focus: About the crisis in Libya and its impact on the regional and global geopolitics

News: Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power­brokers Russia and Turkey.


The oil­rich North African country has been wracked by bloody turmoil since a NATO­backed uprising killed long­time dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, with multiple foreign powers now involved.

Events leading to ceasefire

  • Since April last year, the UN­recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli has been under attack from forces loyal to eastern­based strongman Khalifa Haftar, which days ago captured the strategic coastal city of Sirte.

  • Late on Saturday, Haftar’s forces announced a ceasefire in line with a joint call by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

  • Early on Sunday, the head of the GNA, Fayez al­Sarraj, announced his acceptance of the ceasefire, saying it had taken effect on Sunday.

  • The UN mission in Libya welcomed the announcements.

Source: The Hindu


17 Sep,2021

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