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Fighters from Libya’s U.N.-backed Government of National Accord clash with forces of the Libyan National Army. Fighters from Libya’s U.N.-backed Government of National Accord clash with forces of the self-styled Libyan National Army at the Salah al-Din frontline, Tripoli, Libya, July 29, 2019 (Photo by Amru Salahuddien for dpa via AP Images).

Another Brief Truce Ends in Libya, as Civilians Are Still Trapped in the Middle

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

After a two-day truce to observe the Eid al-Adha holiday, fighting has resumed in Libya. Any hope that the brief pause might signal a path to the resolution of a conflict that erupted in April, when military strongman Khalifa Haftar began his campaign to conquer the capital, Tripoli, quickly evaporated. ...

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