Libya: EU pushed for the peace plan after two attacks by IS

The Europeans officials Friday urged Libyan from all sides to accelerate the establishment of a national unity government, a day after two deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State Group (EI).
The head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini promised to support, including financially, Libya in the fight against terrorism, saying that the EU had prepared a rescue plan “for 100 million euros available immediately (…) since the inauguration “of a unity government.
Help European security will also intervene in the areas of “training” and “advice”, said the representative of the EU, after several hours of talks with Libyan officials in Tunis.
Westerners worry more and more the continuing political vacuum in Libya, a country divided between two rival powers and a multitude of factions and militias.
Emerging from his meeting earlier this afternoon with one that should be the future Libyan Prime Minister, Fayez el-Sarraj, Ms. Mogherini had expressed the “unanimous” support from Europe to the signed-conflict agreement last month in Morocco under the auspices of the UN.
The agreement, signed by members of two rival parliaments, must be ratified before January 17 but many obstacles remain, especially to convince those who oppose it in every camp.
Its urgency is all the more the day after the deadliest attack since the revolt that ended the Muammar Gaddafi regime in 2011.
More than 50 people were killed in a suicide truck bomb in the police training center in Zliten (170 km east of Tripoli).
The attack was claimed Friday by the EI has also shouldered the responsibility of another suicide bombing Thursday that killed six people at the entrance of the oil city of Ras Lanuf (east).

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