Libyan Civil War

May 16, 2014

The Second Libyan Civil War is an ongoing conflict among rival factions seeking control of the territory and oil of Libya. The conflict at the beginning was mostly between the government of the House of Representatives that was controversially elected in 2014, also known as the "Tobruk government"; and the rival General National Congress endorsed government, also called the "National Salvation Government", based in the capital Tripoli established after Operation Odyssey Dawn and the failed military coup.
The HoR, also known as the Council of Deputies, strongest in eastern Libya, has the loyalty of the Libyan National Army under the command of General Khalifa Haftar and has been supported by air strikes by Egypt and the UAE. The GNC, based in western Libya and backed by various different militias mainly Libya Dawn coalition in west Libya and Libya Shield in the east with some support from Qatar, Sudan and Turkey, initially accepted the results of the 2014 election, but rejected them after the Supreme Constitutional Court nullified an amendment regarding the roadmap for Libya's transition and HoR elections.
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