By John Lee.
Libya is on the brink of a new escalation and a deepening of the division between the eastern region under General Khalifa Haftar and the rest of the country nominally under the control of an ever-weaker UN-backed government headed by Fayez Serraj, according to a report prepared for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
Authors Mattia Toaldo and Karim Mezran argue that an international mediation to avoid escalation and work on a modicum of stabilization is urgently needed, lest the country slip into a humanitarian crisis and again become a breeding ground for jihadist groups.
The full report can be read here.
(Source: European Council on Foreign Relations)