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12:00 AM, April 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 19, 2019

Libya conflict could spark ‘conflagration’

The UN’s Libya envoy yesterday warned of “a widening conflagration” in the North African country, saying international divisions had encouraged strongman Khalifa Haftar to launch his assault on Tripoli.

But for now, Ghassan Salame told AFP in an interview, there was “deadlock” in fighting south of the capital between Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) and the internationally recognised government.

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“After the very first successes of the Libyan National Army two weeks ago, we are witnessing a military deadlock,” he said.

Fighting broke out on April 4 when Haftar and his LNA, based in the country’s east, launched an offensive to take Tripoli, the western seat of the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).

Haftar’s offensive forced the UN to postpone a national conference that was to draw up a roadmap to elections in a bid to turn the page on years of chaos since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

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