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Combat and dialogue

Prospects for a negotiated solution to Libya’s deep national crisis have improved, but continued fighting on the ground is challenging UN-sponsored talks, writes Kamel Abdallah.

Participants in the Libyan dialogue sponsored by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) completed a second round of talks at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in the last half of January. Observers believe that this round, attended by representatives of popularly elected municipal councils from different parts of Libya, achieved a modest breakthrough towards resolution of the crisis in the country, even if hostilities are continuing on all fronts.

By Kamel Abdallah.

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