Sarraj-Bachagha split driven by US-Turkey spat over ceasefire

The head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Sarraj.
The head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Sarraj. © Reuters
The ceasefire announced by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj has prompted a break with his interior minister, Fathi Bachagha, who was sacked on 28 August. Sarraj enjoys the support of Washington, while Bachagha - the guarantor of Misrata's interests - seems to have won the backing of Anakra. [...] (587 words)
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