Backgrounder: Key Players in the Libyan Civil War

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Libya Dawn

Libya Dawn is a broad umbrella group of Islamist and local militias that coalesced in response to General Haftar’s ‘Operation Dignity’ campaign targeting Islamist groups. It was originally formed by elements of the Misrata militias but has now come to incorporate a broad spectrum of Libya’s tribal and paramilitary outfits. Libya Dawn is based out of Tripoli and champions the “new” General National Congress which was re-instituted by force after many of its members suffered a stunning defeat in June 2014 elections.

The Libya Dawn consists of the following groups:

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