U.N. presses for Libya ceasefire to hold

January 20, 2015 7:37 PM

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U.N. presses for Libya ceasefire to hold

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United Nations on Tuesday called on Libya's warring factions to maintain a ceasefire agreed as part of U.N.-backed negotiations, amid reports of continued fighting in parts of the North African country.

Four years after a NATO-backed uprising toppled Muammar Gaddafi, Western powers fear Libya is sliding closer to civil war. Two rival governments backed by allied armed factions are locked in a power struggle.

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