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Haftar forces attack settlements in Libya, killing several civilians

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Libyan National Reconciliation (GNA) government has announced that forces loyal to Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar killed at least three civilians, including two children.

According to GNA forces, Haftar militias have targeted residential areas south of Tripoli, where four others have been injured.

Despite the Berlin Conference on Libya on January 19th, which called for a permanent ceasefire in the war-torn country, Haftar forces continued their attacks.

Since the overthrow of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two governments have emerged in Libya, one east of Libya largely supported by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, to which General Haftar is also linked, and another. in Tripoli, which enjoys international recognition of the UN.

The legitimate Libyan government has been attacked by Haftar forces since April last year, where more than 1,000 people have been killed.

On January 12, the parties in Libya announced a ceasefire in response to a joint call by the Turkish and Russian presidents. But two days later, talks on a permanent ceasefire ended without an agreement, after Haftar left Moscow without signing the agreement.

During the Berlin Conference, Haftar agreed to appoint members to a UN-proposed military commission, with five members from each side, to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire. This decision was a key outcome of the conference.

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