Prospects for unity in Libya fade as rival leaders refuse to meet in Cairo

John Pearson
Foreign Correspondent

Prospects for the latest attempt to end Libya’s civil war were uncertain on Thursday after the head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) criticised the failure of Libya’s most powerful military commander to meet him for talks in Cairo.

The commander, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, armed forces chief of Libya’s parliament, the House of Representatives (HOR), was invited to meet prime minister Fayez Al Sarraj by Egyptian officials in Cairo on Tuesday. Forces loyal to the GNA and HOR are locked in conflict in several parts of Libya.
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