Inside Story

Will Libya’s ceasefire agreement hold this time?

Ceasefire deal intended to pave the way towards political solution to the conflict has been praised as historic, but it has been received by many with caution.

Libya’s warring sides have agreed to what the United Nations is calling a permanent ceasefire.

The deal was signed after nearly 10 years of conflict – triggered by the downfall of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya has been in turmoil ever since he was removed from power in 2011.

There have been two rival administrations: One in Tripoli and another in the east in Tobruk.

Both sides praised the deal and promised to abide by it. But what are the guarantees? And can it end outside interference in Libya?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Mustafa Fetouri – award-winning journalist and contributor to the Middle East Monitor

Alice Alunni – Libya researcher at Durham University and international development consultant

Jason Pack – founder of Libya-Analysis LLC