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UNSMIL Statement on Armed Clashes in Janzour, Tripoli

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 The United Nations Support Mission in Libya UNSMIL expresses its grave concern over the armed clashes that occurred yesterday May 15 with indiscriminate fire and the alleged use of heavy weapons in the Janzour area a densely populated neighborhood in Tripoli The current mobilization of forces affiliated with different armed groups creates tensions and hellip
UNSMIL Statement on Armed Clashes in Janzour, Tripoli

NNN: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expresses its grave concern over the armed clashes that occurred yesterday, May 15, with indiscriminate fire and the alleged use of heavy weapons, in the Janzour area, a densely populated neighborhood in Tripoli. . The current mobilization of forces affiliated with different armed groups creates tensions and increases the risk of clashes that could lead to armed conflict.

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Such incidents again highlight the urgent need to address the proliferation and use of weapons outside of state control. The Mission urges all Libyan actors to remain calm on the ground at this critical time in the country.

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The Mission also calls on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and use dialogue to resolve contentious issues. UNSMIL reminds all parties of their obligations to ensure the protection of civilians, civilian infrastructure and public peace.

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