Libya’s Haftar Forces Accept Ceasefire Offer, Halts Offensive

(Bloomberg) -- Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar accepted a truce to halt a nine-month-long offensive to seize the capital Tripoli following calls by Turkey and Russia, his spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari said in a statement.

Libya’s Haftar Forces Accept Ceasefire Offer, Halts Offensive

Mismari said the truce would take effect at midnight local time and would depend on the internationally recognized government in Tripoli also respecting the ceasefire. The Tripoli-based government has already said it would welcome a truce.

The presidents of Russia and Turkey, who back rival sides in the North African state’s civil war, had earlier this week called for a ceasefire starting Sunday.

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