Middle-East Crisis: GNA vows to retake Libya’s east after Sirte offensive

Libya’s internationally-recognised government has promised to retake the country’s east after launching an offensive to capture the strategic city of Sirte from the eastern-based forces of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar. On Saturday, forces allied with the Government of National Accord (GNA) launched the offensive to seize Sirte, a key gateway to the country’s main oil fields in the east, from Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) forces which took the city in January. On Saturday, Egypt, which backs Haftar, unveiled an initiative to end the conflict in Libya. The…

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