Blow to Libya unity government as rival seizes offices

Members of the forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) are seen in the coastal city of Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli, on October 14, 2016Libya’s UN-backed unity government has suffered a new setback after a political rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration. The United Nations’ Libya envoy condemned the latest challenge to the authority of the Government of National Accord (GNA), warning it would sow “further disorder and insecurity”.

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