A general view of a factory destroyed in an air attack in Ben Jawad Feb. 2, 2015. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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The PFG has declared its support for Libya's U.N.-backed unity government. Other brigades that back the government advanced last week to the outskirts of Sirte from the west.Libya's unity government is designed to replace two rival administrations that competed for power from Tripoli and eastern Libya, both backed by loose alliances of armed brigades.Khalifa Haftar, the commander of forces loyal to the eastern government, has so far rejected the Presidential Council and has announced a separate campaign to capture Sirte.Jathran has said he is willing to work with the unity government and reopen oil terminals that the PFG has long blockaded.
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