Libya’s Tripoli-based government agrees to conditional humanitarian truce

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord. [Photo: Internet]
Libya’s internationally recognised Government  of National  Accord has accepted a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha holiday, a statement said on Friday.

The U.N. mission in Libya (UNSMIL) earlier on Friday called on the Tripoli government and the eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar to allow a ceasefire during the Eid holiday which starts on Saturday and ends on Tuesday.

The ceasefire would also include a ban on air strikes, the Tripol-based GNA said in a statement, citing humanitarian grounds for the move.

There was no immediate comment from Haftar’s forces, which started in April a surprise attack on Tripoli and has not made it beyond the southern suburbs.

UNSMIL will be responsible for monitoring any violations, the GNA said.

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