Historic ceasefire announced in LIBYA

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  • October 26, 2020
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Historic ceasefire announced in LIBYA

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations 

In news

  • Rival parties in Libya announced a historic ceasefire followed by five days of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks in Geneva. 
  • This gives way to the possibility that the long-drawn conflict might be coming to an end.

Key takeaways 

New Ceasefire Agreement

  • As per this new agreement facilitated by the UN, all foreign mercenaries and armed forces will have to withdraw within the next 90 days. 
  • The parties also agreed that any violations in the ceasefire will be dealt by a joint military force, which will be under a unified command.
  • The agreement has also established a Joint Police Operations room that will implement and propose special arrangements to secure the areas that are cleared of military units and armed groups.
  • Further, the 5+5 have also agreed to open the land and air routes that connect the regions and cities of Libya.

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