Tripoli has been gripped by deadly tribal violence as militias vie for control of Libya's state funds and vast natural resources. The clashes have renewed once again, casting doubt over whether the planned Libyan Elections will take place later this year or not.
The two Libyan oil exporting cities of Ras Lanouf and Sidra are facing severe damage after clashes between the LNA led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Petroleum Facilities Guard along with militias.
The four Libyan leaders, Khalifa Haftar, Fayed al-Sarraj, Aguila Saleh Issa, and Khalid al-Mishri attended a conference in Paris in which they announced that they are all committed to holding elections in Libya on 10th of December, 2018.
Scepticism amongst many as France convenes peace conference seen as risky French-backed push for political settlement in Libya. The conference was attended by the major actors in Libyan politics, including Khalifa Haftar, and Fayez al-Sarraj.