21 November, 2016 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) deplores the outbreak of tribal violence in the city of Sabha that resulted in at least 20 killed and over 50 injured. The Mission is encouraged by the ongoing reconciliation efforts and appeals to national and local authorities to prevent further escalation.
“My sincere condolences to the victims’ families. My thoughts are with them and those injured,” said Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of UNSMIL. ‘I commend community leaders’ efforts to reach a ceasefire and put an end to the senseless killing plaguing Sabha. Voices of reason should prevail, and quickly, for the benefit of the country,” he added.
UNSMIL remains committed to assist Libyan people to find solutions to their differences and to support all Libyan endeavors to ensure unity, stability and peace.