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The civil conflict will continue, sabotaging efforts to stabilise oil output

The Libyan civil war over the past 12 months has seen the continued ascendency of the counter-revolutionary camp led by its military commander Khalifa Hafter, based near Benghazi. Hafter's Libyan National Army (LNA)—which, since May 2014, has been conducting a military campaign against a range of political opponents, including jihadi Islamist groups—notched up many victories in 2017. Hafter himself also bolstered his diplomatic image abroad. Progress will continue during 2018 on the military and diplomatic fronts. The LNA will slowly seize more territory in western Libya. On the international stage, Hafter will be embraced by more foreign states. He'll also receive increased military suppor

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