UN calls for immediate cessation of hostilities, violence in Tripoli

UN mission calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday called for halting hostilities in Tripoli amid clashes between militant groups in the Tripoli.

At least one civilian was killed and another injured in the clashes that rocked several neighborhoods in the capital.

In a statement, UNSMIL said it “is deeply concerned about ongoing armed clashes, including indiscriminate medium and heavy shelling in civilian-populated neighborhoods in Tripoli.”

UNSMIL called “for an immediate cessation of hostilities” and reminded “all parties of their obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian objects.”

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