United Nations' envoy to Libya Martin Kobler attends a meeting with members of the internationally-recognized Libyan parliament in the eastern city of Tobruk on April 18, 2016. / AFP / ABDULLAH DOMA
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Support for the U.N.-backed unity government in Libya is "crumbling" amid increased power outages and a weakening currency that is hitting crucial imports, the United Nations' envoy to the embattled north African country told a newspaper.Kobler, a German career diplomat, said U.S. air power could not win the fight against ISIS in Libya, appealing for squabbling factions to support the GNA.Forces aligned with the government, supported since Aug. 1 by U.S. air strikes, have clashed with ISIS militants in the city of Sirte and said this week they had taken ISIS' "most important bastions" in its former stronghold.
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