UNSMIL condemns the terrorist attack in the city of Sebha, urges military de-escalation and focus on combatting terrorism
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Sebha, which was claimed by the Islamic State in the Levant (Dae’esh) and resulted in a number of Libyan casualties. Perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of terrorist activities must be brought to justice.
This attack serves as a strong reminder to all Libyans, as well as to the international community, that terrorist groups will exploit every opportunity, including the ongoing fighting in Tripoli, to expand their presence in Libya.
UNSMIL urges all sides in Libya to refrain from further military escalation and focus their efforts instead on combating this common enemy. The lives of hundreds of young Libyans that have been lost in the fight against terrorism in Benghazi and Sirt should not be in vain.