UN calls on Libyan factions to adhere to ceasefire

Lybian flag aiming for unity. Photo : RR

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called on rival armed factions to adhere to a ceasefire agreement, condemning the renewal of fighting in the capital.

“UNSMIL condemns the renewal of fighting in Tripoli and calls on all parties to adhere to the ceasefire agreement. UNSMIL stresses that it won’t be possible to proceed to a reform process while violence continues and Tripoli residents, who come from all over Libya are paying a heavy price,” it said Tuesday on its Twitter account.

The mission announced on Sept. 4 that a ceasefire had been reached to end heavy fighting in Tripoli after the death toll had risen sharply.

The parties agreed to cease all hostilities, halt any further hostile movement that would hamper implementation of the ceasefire, ensure civilians are not put at risk and human rights are respected as stipulated by national and international laws and protect all private and public properties.

© Bur-csa – Oumaima Mourtada – African Daily Voice (ADV)