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2019-08-10 Africa North
Hudna: Libyan government agrees to ‘conditional truce’ in Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The Presidential Council has agreed to a ceasefire in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
during Eid al-Adha, which was proposed by UN envoy Ghassan Salame in his latest briefing on Libya at the UN Security Council.

In a statement on Friday, the Presidential Council said it agreed to the ceasefire to alleviate the suffering of the people and allow access of humanitarian aid to the IDPs.

The Presidential Council put four conditions for the success of the ceasefire. It demanded a complete cessation of direct and indirect firing and any advance from the attackers.

"A flight ban - of warplanes and reconnaissance aircraft- must be imposed in all airspace", read the statement.

The Presidential Council also demanded that the Eid truce should not be used by the attackers to mobilize or move forces.

"The UN Support Mission in Libya should guarantee the implementation of the truce and monitor any violations," the statement concluded.

Eid al-Adha starts on Sunday and the Presidential Council announced a four-day holiday from Saturday, August 10 to Tuesday, August 13.

Meanwhile,
...back at the saw mill, Scarface Al had tied Little Nell to the log and was about to turn on the buzz saw...
warlord Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
ordered his groups to stay on alert and prevented them from taking Eid al-Adha holiday.

Sources from Tarhuna city said Haftar’s gangs are preparing for a new round of land and air attacks on Tripoli from all southern front lines.

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