Libya: GNA says ceasefire talks overtaken by Tripoli attacks

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  • Libya’s United Nations-recognised government has withdrawn from talks to bring about a permanent ceasefire after renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces struck the main port in Tripoli.
    Haftar’s Libyan National Army launched a military offensive in April last year to take Tripoli, where the rival leadership of the Government of National Accord is based.
    A steady flow of arms to Libya is feeding the conflict.
    At January talks in Berlin world leaders had promised to stick to a UN arms embargo, but an Italian court says a ship with a Lebanese flag is being investigated for arms trafficking to Libya.
    Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports.

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