Libya’s rival governments finally sign UN peace deal

Published December 17th, 2015 - 03:23 GMT
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011, creating a massive power vacuum which led to  rebel factions turning against one another and forming competing governments in the east and west of the country. (AFP/File)
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011, creating a massive power vacuum which led to rebel factions turning against one another and forming competing governments in the east and west of the country. (AFP/File)

Libya's Tobruk and Tripoli-based parliaments on Thursday finally signed a UN-sponsored peace deal following extended talks in Morocco, Associated Press reports.

Supporters of the deal are eager to implement a ceasefire following the agreement. 

The goal of the UN-brokered deal is to establish a government with a national unity in order to restore stability and security to the war-torn country, especially in light of the imminent threat of Daesh. 

According to experts from the United Nations, there are between 2,000 and 3,000 members of Daesh in Libya


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