UN Secretary-General: Tripoli ceasefire violators “must be held responsible”

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York on April 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The Secretary-General said he is alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire agreement signed by armed groups in Tripoli on 4 September under the auspices of his Special Representative, Ghassan Salamé.

He extended his condolences to those who have lost loved ones and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured as a result of the continuing violence, according to a statement on the UNSMIL website on Saturday.

The Secretary-General urged all parties to the conflict to respect the ceasefire and refrain from any actions that would increase the suffering of the civilian population.

“The Secretary-General emphasizes that anyone responsible for the violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law must be held responsible.” The statement reads.

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