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Ceasefire Declared in Libya Following nine Decades of political crisis

Libya’s two rival authorities have declared an immediate ceasefire across the entire nation.

It comes after nine Decades of the battle between the UN and also Turkey-backed authorities in Tripoli and France, Russia, Egypt, and UAE-backed competition in Libya’s east.

On Friday the UN-supported government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj was known for the demilitarisation of the contested city of Sirte.

In another announcement, Aguila Saleh, president of the competing east-based House of Representatives, also called for a ceasefire.

The two administrations called for an end to an oil blockade imposed earlier this season.

The Tripoli-based government also plans to program parliamentary and presidential elections for March.

Libya was plunged into chaos when a NATO-backed uprising at 2011 toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadaffi, who was afterward killed by rebel fighters.

The UN mission in Libya welcomed both announcements and called for its expulsion of foreign forces and mercenaries – that can be fighting on both sides – out of the nation.

“The two initiatives have generated an expectation for hammering a peaceful political solution to the longstanding financial catastrophe, a solution which will affirm the desire of the Libyan people to dwell in peace and dignity,” said Stephanie Williams, acting head of the UN mission.