International Business Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on the rival factions in Libya and what they mean for the fight against ISIS:

“The Tobruk side … sees itself as defending the secular, liberal, good part … against the bad, Islamist terrorists in Tripoli,” said Karim Mezran, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank. “Whereas Tripoli presents the narrative that sees them defending the revolution … and the people in Tobruk represent the counter-revolution and the return of the former members of the [Gadhafi] regime.”


“If the UN will vote to intervene on behalf of one side against the other,” Mezran said, “it would be disastrous.”

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