An Islamist-backed militia alliance on Friday announced a ceasefire in conflict-strewn Libya, following a breakthrough at UN-brokered peace talks between warring factions.

The militias have agreed to “a ceasefire on all fronts” in the North African country on condition that “the other parties respect the truce”, Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) said in a statement.

The announcement came just hours after the United Nations announced that Libya’s warring factions had agreed on a roadmap to form a unity government following two days of peace talks in Geneva.

AFP

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