The head of Libya’s UN-recognized government, Fayez al-Sarraj, said Monday his government has accepted a cease-fire deal with renegade commander Khalifa Haftar to prevent more bloodshed in the country.

“We will not ignore the sacrifices of our sons and martyrs or our dream for a civil state,” al-Sarraj said in an interview with the private Alahrar TV channel.

“Our acceptance of the cease-fire comes from a position of strength to maintain national and social cohesion,” he said.

Al-Sarraj said his government forces, however, are ready “to resume military operations in case of any break to the cease-fire”.


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