UNSMIL Statement on clashes last night in Tripoli

11 Jun 2022

UNSMIL Statement on clashes last night in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, 10 June 2022 - UNSMIL has received reports of clashes in Tripoli last night between armed groups, which endangered the lives of civilians, and separately of mobilization of armed groups, along with heavy weapons, from areas surrounding Tripoli.

UNSMIL is deeply concerned about these developments, during an extremely sensitive period of political polarization which the United Nations, international partners, and concerned Libyans are making efforts to resolve, including through the talks aimed at establishing a constitutional framework to enable the holding of national elections at the soonest possible time, whose third and final round is scheduled to resume tomorrow, Sunday 12 June, in Cairo, Egypt.

UNSMIL calls on Libya’s political and security actors to exercise maximum restraint, demonstrate responsible leadership and address all disputes, both at the local and national levels, through dialogue. The Mission calls on all Libyans to do everything possible to preserve the country's fragile stability at this sensitive time.

UNSMIL commends the efforts of all Libyan notables and stakeholders who are working to defuse current tensions and resolve the ongoing political impasse.