Libya: GNA head Fayez al-Sarraj announces resignation

The UN-backed Government of National Accord's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya's Presidential Council, announced his intention to step down during a televised address to the Libyan people, in Tripoli, on Wednesday.

"I announce my sincere desire to hand over my duties to the Executive Authority which will be formed no later than next October. By that time, we hope the dialogue committee has already completed its works and selected a new presidential council along with a new Prime Minister, wishing them success," al-Sarraj said.

"The social and political milieu was - and continues to be - in a state of acute polarisation and division, which made all attempts to reach peaceful solutions to prevent bloodbath and maintain our vulnerable social fabric, very challenging."

Libya has been torn by conflict since the ousting of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. More recently the country has been split into areas controlled by the GNA in Tripoli and the northwest, and territories held by the eastern-based Libyan National Army in Benghazi, led by Khalifa Haftar.

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