UN SPECIAL ENVOY FOR LIBYA RESIGNS

Written by on March 3, 2020

The UN’s special envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame has resigned saying his efforts to bring peace in the North African country is damaging his health.

Talks between the UN-backed government based in the capital, Tripoli, and fighters loyal to renegade Gen Khalifa Haftar have floundered.

Libya has been torn by conflict since the 2011 uprising which ousted long-time strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

The conflict in the oil-rich nation has been complicated by the involvement of foreign states.

The capital has been under an 11-month-long siege by forces loyal to renegade Gen Haftar. According to the UN, the campaign has killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more from their homes.


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