Forces Fighting in Libya's Western Region Announce Ceasefire

  • On Saturday, Libyan eastern forces loyal to Commander Khalifa Haftar have announced a ceasefire in the western region (which includes Libyan capital Tripoli) from Sunday 00:01 am (22:01 GMT). The internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has agreed. In an online statement, GNA said that they are announcing a ceasefire “starting 00:00 on Jan. 12” in response to the ceasefire call by the Turkish and the Russian presidents. The truce has been welcomed by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).