Martin Kobler: Concerned by Fighting in Ajdabiya, Calls for the Respect for International Humanitari
18 December 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Martin Kobler is concerned by the outbreak of deadly violence in the city of Ajdabiya since Wednesday. The fight against terrorism has to respect international humanitarian principles.
Kobler emphasizes that civilians must be protected and reminds all parties that indiscriminate attacks and attacks targeting civilians are prohibited under international humanitarian law, and may constitute war crimes.
“At this juncture in the history of their country, I appeal to all Libyans to seize the momentum already generated by the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement and unite in ending the suffering of Libya’s civilian population" the Special Representative said.