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UN asked to vote Wednesday in support of Libya ceasefire: diplomats

AFP  |  United Nations 

The UN Security Council was asked Tuesday to vote on a resolution supporting a ceasefire in Libya, in what would be the first binding text adopted since fighting flared in April last year.

The United Kingdom called for the vote to take place on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said, but the position of Russia, which blocked a draft resolution a week ago, is unknown.

Since April 2019, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli has fought back against an offensive by fighters loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is supported by several countries including Russia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and France.

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First Published: Wed, February 12 2020. 00:52 IST