Libya’s warring rivals are expected to sign an agreement on the terms of an internationally brokered ceasefire today, Monday, in the Russian capital, Moscow.
The ceasefire officially started after pressure from Russia and Turkey, but broke within hours of it taking effect.
The head of Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord, GNA, Fayez al-Serraj and his rival Gen. Khalifa Haftar are expected to sign the agreement. It is unclear if the two men will meet directly, it added.
Serraj has the backing of Turkey, Qatar and most Western powers, while Gen Haftar’s key allies are Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Russia.
Libya has been wracked by conflict since the 2011 uprising which ousted long-time strongman, Col. Muammar Gaddafi.
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin called for a ceasefire when they met in Istanbul last week. Turkey last week sent troops to help the Government of National Accord forces.