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Libya’s Government of National Accord in its Death Throes

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As reports focus on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic worldwide, stories regarding the state of affairs in Libya have all but disappeared from pages of leading media outlets. But in the meantime, recent events in this country are increasingly indicative of the fact that the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj, is in its death throes.

Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was toppled and killed by opposition forces in 2011 during the civil war that the United States and NATO were involved in, had viewed his country as exceptional. Until 2011, Libyan citizens enjoyed the “life of luxury”. But nowadays, a 9-year war is ripping apart this once prosperous nation, and there is no end in sight to this conflict, but not because it is impossible to resolve. Certain western forces, who were behind the military intervention in Libya in 2011, had simply wanted to redistribute global earnings from the sale of crude oil, as Libya was a very important player in this market.

The ongoing war in Libya reflects the tragic situation in many Middle Eastern nations after transatlantic experiments with “color revolutions” were conducted in this region. If the conflict in this nation is not resolved soon, it may cause instability in neighboring countries, such as Tunisia and Egypt, and could lead to more refugees flooding into Europe.

The author believes that the crisis in Libya is a civil war between groups from different tribes and regions that are battling for control over the nation’s earnings from crude oil sales with support provided by outside “sponsors”.

At present, there are two distinct sides in the armed conflict in Libya. The internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez........

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