The UN envoy for Libya has warned the security council that the country is on the brink of descending into civil war, and has called for immediate action to cut of the flow of arms fuelling the ongoing fighting. The country has remained deeply divided since Gaddafi was toppled in 2011. The recent surge in violence happened after general Haftar, who controls the east of the country, launched a defensive to take control of the capital Tripoli.

UN warns Libya is on brink of civil war

The UN envoy for Libya has warned the security council that the country is on the brink of descending into civil war, and has called for immediate action to cut of the flow of arms fuelling the ongoing fighting. The country has remained deeply divided since Gaddafi was toppled in 2011. The recent surge in violence happened after general Haftar, who controls the east of the country, launched a defensive to take control of the capital Tripoli.