The UN expresses its "serious concern" about the security situation in Libya

MADRID, 18 May.

The UN expresses its "serious concern" about the security situation in Libya

MADRID, 18 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The United Nations has expressed its concern on Tuesday about the clashes on Sunday in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between various militias before the attempt by the parallel prime minister, Fazi Bashaga, to enter the city to take control of the unity government, headed by Abdul Hamid Dbeibé.

"The United Nations Support Mission in Libya has expressed its grave concern over Sunday's armed clashes, involving indiscriminate shooting and the alleged use of heavy weapons, in the Janzour area, a densely populated neighborhood of Tripoli." , has indicated the spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Stéphane Dujarric.

Thus, Dujarric has warned that these clashes "could lead to an even greater armed conflict." According to the Mission, "these incidents once again highlight the urgent need to deal with the proliferation and use of weapons out of control in the African country."

Thus, he has called on all parties to maintain "calm on the ground at this critical juncture in the country and to exercise the utmost moderation and use dialogue to resolve conflicting issues."

"The Mission reminds all parties of their obligation to guarantee the protection of the civilian population and civilian infrastructure, as well as public calm," it said in the statement.


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