Tag: Conflict

Five Years On, Libya Struggles to find Peace

On 14 October, Khalifa Ghweil announced that the General National Congress (GNC)’s Salvation Government was back in business after Serraj’s Government of National Accord (GNA) failed to deliver, according to him. The GNC’s government declared its comeback from the GNC’s...

/ October 23, 2016

Shifting Alliances in Libya’s Conflict

The main development in Libya’s stalemate over the last three weeks has been the offensive against the so-called “Islamic State” group in Sirte led (officially) by forces under the command of Faize Serraj’s Presidency Council. Reports from the field indicate...

/ June 24, 2016

Still Turning Around in Libya

Faize Serraj’s Government of National Accord (GNA) continues to face strong resistance from the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR). On 16 May, HoR president Aguila Saleh reiterated his call for Serraj’s Presidency Council (PC) to travel to Tobruk and seek...

/ May 16, 2016

Libya: International Support is not Enough for Sarraj to Hold Tripoli

On Wednesday 30 March, Faiz al-Sarraj, president-designate of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) arrived in Bu-Setta naval base in Tripoli. Sarraj’s arrival was secured by Misratan armed groups, especially Al Nawasi and the Tripoli-based Rada’a militia. Nouri Bousahmin,...

/ April 4, 2016

Faiz al-Sarraj’s GNA moving to Tripoli “within days”

The political deadlock persists in Libya with Faiz al-Sarraj’s Government of National Accord (GNA) unable to move from Tunis to Tripoli, despite al-Sarraj’s assertion that his cabinet will move to Tripoli “within days”, and rumours of ongoing preparations to host...

/ March 22, 2016

Turning Around in Libya

During a briefing session of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations Special Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), explained that minorities in the Tobruk House of Representatives (HoR) and the Tripoli General National Congress...

/ February 24, 2016

Libya: Ongoing Political Deadlock over the GNA

The Presidency Council, headed by Prime Minister-designate, Faiez al-Serraj, has failed to meet the deadline of 9 February 2016 – set by the House of Representatives (HoR) – to present a second proposed list for the Government of National Accord....

/ February 9, 2016

Libya: UNSMIL’s Process hits a Hard Rock in Tobruk

UNSMIL’s Political Agreement that was signed on 17 Dec. 2015, by representatives of the HoR and some MPs from eastern Libya who were not mandated by the GNC continues to face an uphill journey. Although the Political Agreement stipulates that...

/ January 25, 2016