UN Security Council backs Libya unity accord

Libya's General National Congress deputy president Saleh al-Makhzoum (C-R), new national government head Fayez al-Sarraj (C) and head of Tobruk-based House of Representatives Mohammed Ali Shoeb (C-L) celebrate after signing deal on December 17, 2015The UN Security Council gave its backing Wednesday to the new national unity government in embattled Libya, a move it hopes will help stem mass migration to Europe and reverse gains made by jihadists from the Islamic State group. The 15-nation council gave its support to the deal signed last week in the Moroccan town of Skhirat between representatives of strife-torn Libya’s two competing regimes. “This is just the start of a process to deliver a prosperous and stable future for all Libyans,” Rycroft declared.

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