Libya’s Tripoli-based and internationally recognised Government of National Accord announced a ceasefire on Friday, a statement from its leadership said. The GNA controls the western part of the country.
The GNA was in conflict with east-Libyan based forces led by veteran commander Khalifa Haftar, for the past 14 months. Only Turkish support for the GNA forced him to retreat in June.
The GNA head Fayez al-Sarraj “issued instructions to all military forces to immediately cease fire and all combat operations in all Libyan territories”, a statement said.
Previous efforts to secure lasting ceasefires have stalled.