Fighters battling Daesh take a break from fighting in the Hawari area, southwest of the city of Benghazi.
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The United States, Europe and United Nations have all pinned their hopes for resolving Libya's chaos and blocking Daesh's growth there on a newly announced unity government. The problem is: It's not clear how the government can actually get into the country.The unity government, brokered by the U.N. and headed by a little-known Libyan technocrat, Fayez Serraj, is supposed to replace the two rival administrations – one based in the capital Tripoli, the other based in the eastern city of Tobruk – that have been battling each other for more than a year, each one backed by an assortment of militias.But the Tripoli-based government, dominated by Islamists, and some of its allied militias said this week they would never allow the new administration – whose members are currently in neighboring Tunisia – into the capital.Toaldo said one way to secure Serraj's entry into Tripoli could be to arrange a deal among militias within both camps that have shown support for the U.N. deal to protect his government, or at least remain neutral.
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