Libya’s GNA government is struggling against militias and ISIS, while hundreds of thousands of migrants seek a route through to Europe and have become prey to traffickers. The Libyan Deputy PM speaks to Conflict Zone.
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Will Russia fill the vacuum in Libya? Moscow’s supports strongman Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who has been fighting the internationally recognized government in Tripoli since April.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) says that Haftar had failed in his bid to take control of the country. Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq told DW: “After eight months of fighting … he didn’t get Libya.”
Maiteeq told Tim Sebastian on Conflict Zone that despite support from outside, Haftar had been unsuccessful in taking the capital, Tripoli.
“After eight months of fighting with all the support that Haftar is getting from outside Libya, he didn’t win,” Maiteeq said.
But more than 1,000 people were killed in recent clashes. “Haftar sent a clear message to everybody that he doesn’t want a democracy in Libya,” Maiteeq said.
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