The United Nations said its top envoy in Libya held talks on Wednesday with a delegation from Khalifa Hafter’s eastern-based forces to follow up on the agreement by the country’s warring parties to resume cease-fire negotiations, calling it “a positive step.
File photo of United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric, (left), with other UN officials at the UN headquarters. (AP)
Libya has been in turmoil since 2011 when a civil war toppled long-time dictator Moammar Gaddafi, who was later killed. The country has since split between rival administrations in the east and the west, each backed by armed groups and foreign governments.