LIBYA-CONFLICT

August 26, 2020

Sandy street with damaged car moving on it

A car advances past a damaged facility in the Salaheddin district south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on June 21, 2020, as some residents return to the area after it has been demined. – Since 2015, a power struggle has pitted the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) against strongman Khalifa Haftar, who claims legitimacy from an eastern-based elected parliament, and had been trying unsuccessfully to seize the capital since April 2019, until a pro-GNA counter-offensive at the beginning of June established control over northwestern Libya, ending his assault on Tripoli. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)