UN Special Envoy presents agenda for Libya - September 26

The past week was marked by significant political advances as the UN Special Envoy to Libya presented his agenda for the country. Ghassan Salame proposed several initiatives to push forward the Libyan political transition. Meanwhile, temporary disruptions were reported at Al-Zawyia oil refinery due to a blockade organized by an unknown armed group.

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Two Militias Declare Support for Basit Itget - September 19

Over the course of the reporting period, two pro Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos militias declared support for Basit Itget, who is reentering the Libyan political arena after running for Libyan PM in 2014. Meanwhile, tensions renewed in Tawergha regarding the return of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to the city and new disruptions were reported at Sharara oil field.

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Decrease in migrant departures from Libyan shores - August 29

Over the course of the week, disruptions in oil production continued as armed groups shut down oil valves, and reports highlighted the existence of an armed force in Sabratah operating to reduce illegal migration in the Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, several major security incidents were reported throughout the country, such as heavy clashes in Ajailat and attacks on LNA forces at Al-Fugaha checkpoint in Central Libya and South of Kufra, near the Chadian border.

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