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Tripoli Souq al-Jum’aa municipality calls for UN protection for civilians in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Municipal Council of Souq al-Jum’aa condemned having the municipality and Tripoli being subjected to the targeting of lives and property of innocent civilians as a result of the indiscriminate bombing by rival militias in the capital. In a statement issued yesterday, the Council called on the UN Mission to commit itself to achieving security and stability within the capital to protect civilians.

The Council also called on the competent judicial and security authorities to disclose and announce all those involved in the criminal acts of unjustified killing, theft and indiscriminate shelling of areas that are not part of the battlefield.

Tripoli recently witnessed violent clashes between rival militias all funded by the proposed Government of National Accord, which resulted in the killing of more than 100 people, while hundreds of others were wounded, displaced, or missing.

On the other hand, the Libyan National Army Spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Mesmari said that LNA has nothing to do with the ongoing clashes between the militias in Tripoli, and that the army continues to fully secure all the areas under its control such as the entire region of Cyrenaica east of Libya, including Benghazi, Derna, and Tobruk, and large parts of the south and the Libyan west.

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