'We're tired of the bloodshed': Libya's fighters

An assault on Libya's capital Tripoli left Rami Obaidi with a bullet to the lung, and without both of his hands and a leg.

From his wheelchair in Benghazi, the 24-year-old has some advice for the delegates holding U.N.-brokered peace talks:

"What is the solution? The solution is for a committee to be set up that involves all groups and to use people who's hearts are in it for the sake of the nation, who do not want anything for themselves or their own interests."

Obaidi shares the same outlook as many Libyans.

After years of war, fighters like him -- or for the dead, their surviving family members that Reuters spoke with -- are skeptical that the negotiations will yield a long-term solution. The effort includes national elections and a new transitional authority.

Mohamed Baiyou is another fighter.

"Have you, the Libyan officials, consulted those wounded? Have you consulted the amputees who are bitter? You held reconciliation talks without consulting not even one of us. Since the war began you continue fighting, even if just with a man with one leg, I can no longer see, but I know that you support the war. You have now held talks, held onto your positions, and in the end you've left those injured to suffer, and those who were martyred are forgotten, you did nothing for us, you have done nothing for the mothers of those lost and you have done nothing for the mothers of wounded sons."

Libya has been split since 2014.

Currently the west of the country is held by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, and the east is home to Khalifa Haftar's LNA - or Libyan National Army.

A ceasefire was agreed last month but bouts of chaos and bloodshed go back almost a decade.

Hawa al-Ramli is still weary. Her husband was killed in 2011, and she is angry at the lack of support from the state.

"We hope there will be an end to the bloodshed, we are tired of this bloodshed. Ten years later it's the same endless cycle. We want reconciliation, but with the knowledge that there are people who must be held accountable by the law, after the talks, there are those who must be handed justice."

The LNA's assault on Tripoli lasted 14 months before ending in June.

It killed and maimed fighters on both sides and civilians caught in it -- and worsened living standards - leading to protests this summer.