Libyan rivals Sarraj and Haftar leave Moscow without signing ceasefire deal
The commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar and the Government of National Accord (GNA) Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj left Moscow on Tuesday without reaching an agreement on a ceasefire deal proposed by Russia and Turkey. …
Libya's renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has left Moscow without signing an agreement that would have formalised a tentative ceasefire in the war-wracked country, according to Russia's foreign ministry.
After hours of negotiations brokered by Russia and Turkey, Haftar on Monday evening asked until Tuesday morning to look over the agreement already signed by Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of the United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).
But Haftar, whose eastern-based forces launched an offensive to seize the GNA's base of Tripoli in April, left Moscow without signing the deal drafted at the indirect talks, Russia's foreign ministry was quoted as saying by TASS news agency on Tuesday.
Libyan sources confirmed Haftar's departure. Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has agreed to a ceasefire that has taken effect in Libya.
He had previously refused to order his forces to put down arms.
The move was welcomed by Fayez al-Sarraj, prime minister of the UN-recognised government.
Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tripoli, Libya. Footage by the Turkish President's Office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj and Algeria President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Berlin, Sunday, January 19, where Germany is bringing together the key players in Libya's long-running civil war.
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