‘Islamic State threat’ led to Libya deal
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‘Islamic State threat’ led to Libya deal

This week 24 mayors in Libya have agreed to back the UN-sponsored deal to form a unity government.

Rival politicians signed the agreement last week in the Moroccan city of Skhirat – despite significant opposition from the country’s two parliaments.

The BBC's Rana Jawad spoke to the UN's envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, about what led to the deal, the challenges ahead and if he expects the new government to be based in the capital, Tripoli.

  • 22 Dec 2015