Tripoli: Cessation of hostilities

January 12, midnight. The fight over the Libyan capital has stopped.

Starting from 23:00, both fighting sides – the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) – have ceased fire. For the first time in a long while, the skies over Tripoli are silent.

The truce would not be possible without the joint peace initiative from Russia and Turkey. During the meeting of the Presidents of Russia and Turkey, the leaders urged the LNA and GNA militias to stop the fire on January 12 at midnight. Putin and Erdogan called for the stop of bloodshed in war-torn Libya, that was heard by both sides, the LNA soldiers and GNA-controlled armed gangs.

The conflict in Libya started in 2014, when the LNA declared war on the numerous terrorist bands in the country. The recent goal of Al-Karma anti-terrorist campaign was to liberate Tripoli and in the north-western region of the country to reunite the state.

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