Kobler worried about huge number of injuries in war on ISIS


The United Nations delegate to Libya and head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, said he was worried about the growing number of the wounded in the fight against ISIS militants in Sirte.

In a tweet on Friday, Kobler said the commanders of the Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, which is appointed by the UN-backed Presidential Council, were right to say that the fight against ISIS in Sirte is a fight for Europe’s interests as well.

“I urge European states to treat the seriously wounded fighters in their countries because most of them are treated in neighboring countries.” Kobler tweeted.

The fight in Sirte got a bit more intensified with the US warplanes entering the battlefield.

The Pentagon said on Monday that US warplanes carried out about two airstrikes on ISIS in Sirte, Libya, upon the request of Libya’s Government of National Accord.

To the same end, the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, addressed the Libyan people on Monday saying his government had requested military assistance from the US to help eradicate ISIS from Sirte.

US President, Barack Obama, said on Tuesday it is in the U.S. national security interest to support Libya’s emerging government’s fight against Islamic State, a day after his administration said it launched air attacks there.

The airstrikes were undertaken to make sure that Libyan forces were able to finish the job of fighting the radical militant group and to increase stability there, Obama said.

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