UNSMIL strongly condemns Haftar’s attack on Tripoli port, urges for dialogue

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has expressed its strong and renewed condemnation of the bombing of Tripoli’s seaport on Tuesday by Khalifa Haftar’s militias.

The UNSMIL said in a statement on Wednesday that it hopes to resume the second round of talks of the Libyan Joint Military Commission (5+5).

UNSMIL also said that Haftar’s seaport attack had resulted in a number of casualties and could have led to a real disaster had the vessel transporting liquefied gas been hit.

“The Mission calls for an end to the escalation and provocative actions, especially expansion of the conflict area, and urges all parties to resort to dialogue as the only means to end the crisis.” UNSMIL added.

The Libyan Health Ministry has announced that three civilians have been killed due to the rocket attack on the Tripoli port by Haftar’s militias on Tuesday.

Haftar’s militias targeted Tripoli port on Tuesday causing some damages to containers of people’s goods and the interior quay, according to sources from the port.

In the meantime, the Health Ministry said the rockets that fell on the port caused injuries of five people.

It added that Haftar militia’s attack on Tripoli port was a terrorist act as it destroyed a number of containers for Libyan businesspersons.

The Health Ministry said Haftar’s attack is part of his scheme to target the infrastructure in Libya, which amounts to war crimes.


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