Emergency Declared in Libya

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In Libya, in an apparent attempt to restore stability in the beleaguered country, armed forces have declared a state of emergency, temporarily putting all democratic processes on hold.

The military, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar took charge of the country during this time.

The government will then focus its attention on reaching a political consensus within the nation.

Katrani pointed out that the Libyan National Army owes its successes in the fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups due to the overwhelming popular support at home and to the recognition of its legitimacy abroad.

Ali Katrani, head of the Presidential Council at the Government of National Accord told that the state of emergency imposed by the military heralds the beginning of a transition period that will allow Libya to restore its territorial integrity.

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