Fighters, supporters of the Libyan Government of National Accord, rest near a destroyed building during a battle against the Islamic State (IS) group at the frontline in Sirte on September 22, 2016. AFP / Fabio Bucciarelli
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Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.The U.N.-backed Government of National Accord has been seeking endorsement for months as it tries to extend its authority beyond its base in Tripoli, in western Libya.Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who has been waging a military campaign against Islamists and other opponents in Benghazi and the east, and his backers in eastern Libya have been in a standoff with the GNA for months.Haftar also has resisted the GNA's efforts to integrate his self-styled Libyan National Army into the national armed force.Sarraj has said repeatedly he was open to talks with Haftar, whose recent seizure of oil ports has risked deepening the long-standing east-west divisions and alarmed the West.Haftar's forces handed operational control to the National Oil Corporation, which Sarraj said operated under the Presidential Council.
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