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UNMSIL condemns terrorist attack on Tazirbu

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned on Saturday the terrorist attack on Tazirbu, an oasis located in the Libyan Desert in the Kufra District, which occurred on Friday.

In a statement, UNSMIL said that the”Friday attack on the Tezirbu police station, which local authorities say was carried out by ISIL, resulted in at least eight civilians killed, nine injured, three abducted and nine still missing and believed to be kidnapped.”

UNSMIL added that it “extends its condolences to the families of the victims, wishes speedy recovery to the wounded and calls for the immediate release of the kidnapped and their safe return to their families.”

“UNSMIL reminds the parties to the conflict of their obligation to protect civilians and calls upon them to immediately cease targeting civilians and civilian objects in compliance with International Humanitarian Law.”

The statement concluded by stating that “UNSMIL calls on the Libyan parties to set their differences aside and join efforts to defeat the terrorist threat imperiling the stability and security of the country.”

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