Joining the crisis in Tripoli on the side of the UN-backed Presidential Council have been groups such as the Benghazi Defence Brigades, designated by the US and the UK as a terrorist organisation, and the militia run by Misratan radical Salah Badi.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) was fully ousted from Sirte in December 2016. The group's reign of terror left parts of Sirte in ruins, with locals undertaking individual efforts to rebuild their war-torn city.
On Sunday, Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), made a surprise cabinet reshuffle, replacing the ministers of interior, economy and finance. The UN Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) stated that it was ready to support the new ministers.
In a meeting with cabinet ministers, the Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj discussed the issue of Libyan frozen assets and funds abroad and the measures that should be taken to ensure their legal protection.
Fayez al-Sarraj, the Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) replaces the Special Deterrence Force with a new unit called Deterrence Anti-Organized Crime and Terrorism Apparatus.