Published: August 10, 2019
Libya's UN-supported government said it has accepted a ceasefire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital Tripoli during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Militias allied with the Tripoli-based government have been fighting since April against a military offensive to take the capital by the self-styled Libyan National Army.
The UN envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, had proposed a multi-day truce for the Eid holiday, which begins on Sunday.
Fighting for Tripoli has killed more than 1,100 people, mostly combatants, and has displaced more than 100,000 civilians. source