Sarraj’s resignation might be designed to pave the way for a new reconciliation process between the Tripoli government and the Tobruk-based eastern political forces.
Experts say the Tobruk-based government's resignation erodes warlord Khalifa Haftar's political leverage against the internationally recognised Libyan government.
The agreement between the UN-recognised government in Tripoli and the Tobruk-based legislature to demilitarise Sirte is an important step towards peace but obstacles remain primarily in the form of the renegade warlord, Khalifa Haftar.
The truce aims to make Sirte a temporary seat for a new presidential council to be guarded by police forces from various regions in the country.
Libya's army shared images of military equipment in Tobruk which it said arrived from Egypt the same day the US military posted photographs of landmines used by Kremlin-backed Wagner Group in Tripoli to support Haftar.
The warlord general announced a new government in Libya to counter the UN-recognised government led by Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj.
Pro-Haftar mercenaries were also deployed to the region and drones operated by the United Arab Emirates were flying over Tripoli.
Turkey’s deal with Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli is a signal to other Mediterranean states that Ankara can block their gas routes.
Turkey's support to the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Libya should be replicated by other responsible global powers.
As renegade warlord Khalifa Haftar fights to expand his rule over Libya, his anger at Turkey’s support for the internationally recognised Libyan government grows.
Libya's unity government was created at UN-backed talks in 2015, but it has struggled to assert control, while a number of international initiatives since have failed to unite the country.
After Syria, Russia focuses its attention on Libya by supporting mercenaries and sending weapons to Khalifa Haftar, who is controlling the east of the country.
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