The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the military escalation and ongoing fighting in and around Tripoli, including the aerial attack today, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 by a Libyan National Army (LNA) aircraft against Mitiga airport.
The Secretary-General urged the immediate halt of all military operations in order to de-escalate the situation and prevent an all-out conflict.
He emphasised that there is no military solution to the Libya conflict and called on all parties to engage in immediate dialogue to reach a political solution, saying: “The Secretary-General’s special representative in Libya stands ready to facilitate that dialogue.”
Mr Guterres further reminded all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law to ensure the safety of all civilians.
“All Libyans deserve peace, security, prosperity and respect for human rights,” he added.