Blow to Libya unity govt as rival seizes offices

Members of the GNA gather in the coastal city of Sirte. Pic/AFP
Members of the GNA gather in the coastal city of Sirte. Pic/AFP

Tripoli: Libya’s UN-backed unity government has suffered a blow in its Tripoli base when a rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.

On Saturday the head of the former Tripoli-based Government of National Salvation, Khalifa Ghweil, proclaimed its reinstatement from the offices of a key consultative body of the Government of National Accord. He has never accepted the legitimacy of the UN-backed government.

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