Published: October 10, 2019
Libya a country situated in the north African region has been in the news for all the wrong reasons and the issues of the nation have been escalating. From no food to no potable water for drinking Libya has all the issues you can think of.
Since mid-2014, when the ongoing low-level civil war erupted in Libya after the failure of the post-revolutionary political reconciliation process, the UN has vainly attempted to push competing Libyan factions toward a compromise. Different UN special envoys launched processes of reconciliation and accommodation that inevitably collided with a complex matrix of preconditions, disruptive postures by factions and leaders, personal ambitions and regional and international interferences. The result has been a dangerous political stalemate: the extremely weak Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, backed by the UN and recognized internationally, has never been accepted by the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk, dominated by General Khalifa Haftar, commander of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA), and “ruler” of the eastern part of the country.
In early 2019, Haftar moved from his strongholds in Cyrenaica on the eastern coast and gained control of most of the Fezzan region in the south. In April, he took his adversaries by surprise when he launched an attack on Tripoli itself. The plan was to speedily conquer the capital, exploiting the discontent and division within the GNA camp, just before a new round of diplomatic meetings organized by UN Special Envoy Ghassan Salamé. Haftar hoped to present his move to the international community as a fait accompli. source