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Libyan General National Congress warns it would quit dialogue

The Libyan General National Congress (GNC) warned that it would suspend participation in the United Nations (UN) backed national dialogue in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, Anadolu news agency reported.

The warning came after an assault by forces allied to the internationally recognised government of Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni targeted the GNC’s delegation to the talks in Muatiqa Airport, east of Tripoli.

The GNC is a militia-backed self-declared administration that took power in Tripoli after Al-Thinni fled to Tobruk, in eastern Libya.

Saleh al-Makhzoom, the head of the delegation, said in a press conference that unofficial meetings will continue until a clear stance is announced regarding the assault on the delegation.

According to Al-Makhzoom, the military acts of Tobruk’s parliament threaten the dialogue and could lead to a re-evaluation of “our participation”.

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