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Libya Truce

Libya Truce: All Talk no Deal

The role of international actors in the Libyan conflict has come into focus in recent months, with Turkey passing a controversial law to deploy troops to help GNA forces fighting in Tripoli. Meanwhile, Gen Haftar is also backed by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan, raising fears that oil-rich Libya could become the theatre of a regional conflict. Over the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Berlin would to host another round of Libyan peace talks to build on the efforts by Turkey and Russia later in January. Leaders from both sides then travelled to Moscow for talks with Russian and Turkish intermediaries on Monday, aimed at reaching a longer term agreement. GNA head Fayez al-Sarraj signed the agreement on Monday, while Gen Haftar requested more time to review the deal.