The Libyan government says it is willing to accept a truce in fighting around Tripoli for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha that starts Sunday but on four conditions.

The United Nations, UN had called on the UN-recognised Government of National Accord and forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar to commit to a humanitarian truce by midnight on Friday.

The Government of National Accord said it was keen to ease the suffering of the citizens and allow rescue workers to accomplish their mission. It said it accepted a humanitarian truce for Eid al-Adha, which will be celebrated in Libya on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

It said the ceasefire must be observed in all combat zones, with a cessation of direct and indirect fire and movement of troops. It said the truce must include a ban on flights and reconnaissance over flights across the entire Libyan airspace as well as a halt to flights from airbases”.

UN Envoy Ghassan Salame has already called several times for humanitarian truces, without success.