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Libya between the threats of terrorism and reconciliation, what will they choose?

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Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States called urgently for rival Libyan groups to approve of a deal at the UN-led negotiations, to come to solution of Libya’s ongoing crisis, they urged all parties involved to sign the deal which took place in morocco, they also called for peace and to put an end to the violence in the region.

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A joint statement from the nations said “we urge all Libyan parties to sign in the incoming days the political agreement presented by the U.N.,”

Libya’s rival parliaments have been locked in talks in morocco, and on Monday Bernardino Leon the U.N. envoy said that he trusted they would endorse his proposals for a unity government this week.

All six countries stated that they agree and welcome the proposal, they also said that they support the establishment of a Government of National Accord.

“We consider this document a thoughtful, well balanced basis for agreement that meets the urgent expectations of Libyan people and secures the unity of Libya,” they said.

Likewise, Qatar’s Foreign Ministry has expressed Qatar’s full support for the efforts aimed at ensuring the success of the Libyan dialogue, sponsored by the UN, in order to announce a national unity government.

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Ambassador Saad Bin Ali Hilal Al-Mohannadi, Director of the Arab Affairs Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a statement to the Qatari News Agency Qana that Qatar supports the political solution to achieve national reconciliation in Libya through dialogue, which will lead to the formation of a national unity government that will bring an end to the crisis in Libya.

Al Mohannadi called on all Libyan parties to sign within the next few days the final political agreement proposed by the UN as a good middle ground solution that fulfills the aspirations of the Libyan people and guarantees Libya’s unity. He said Qatar welcomes the return of the dialogue sessions in Al Skheirat city in Morocco.

He also stated Qatar is worried over the increasing acts of violence in Libya and outside its borders, pointing out the economic and humanitarian deterioration, and stressed that his country will spare no effort in supporting the Libyan people.

Moving swiftly on, a variety of political parties in Algeria have requested the Algerian government to start to give their support to Libya and Tunisia, in order to help them fight against terrorism in the North African region.

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The recent terrorist attacks in Tunisia, both the museum and in Sousse led to the leaders of some Algerian parties begin to think that the problem will soon spread to Algeria and therefore would require the Algerian army to join the fight against terrorism in the reason, this is against Algeria’s interests.

Some leaders of the parties want the government to collaborate with the Libyan government and the Tunisian government in order to deteriorate the threat of terrorism in the region, they wish to resolve the issue by themselves without the help of the west, they believe that if the west do come to north Africa to solve the issue and situate army bases, there might me more repercussions.

One may ask why are all the countries previously stated are concerned with Libya and the issue of terrorism in the region. The threat of terrorism in North Africa, mainly taking the form of IS remains a growing issue in the region, they are still confronting everyone to gain enough power to rule the region. The branch of Islamic State in Libya has distributed propaganda online of its forces in a show of strengths in the beachfront town of Harawa, a vital position it has held since the beginning of June.

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A number of specialized vehicles, pickup trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns, are demonstrated in pictures posted by supporters of the radical group.

In one of the photos, masked Islamic State fighters are seen policing a checkpoint, assumed to be on the edges of Harawa. In another they are seen destroying a Libyan government building and burning Libyan independence flags, one of the last persisting images of the nation’s 2011 uprising.

Harawa is a key town held by IS in Libya in the territory which it has carved out in the middle of Libya, from Sirte to Nawfliyah.

The town of Harawa was taken by Islamic state in early June as part of the wider battle against armed forces whose loyalty lied with Libya’s Islamist-leaning Government in Tripoli. It is the position of the town as it gives access to the country’s southern oilfields.