Libyan FM reaffirms appeal to the UN Security Council to protect civilians against Haftar’s attacks

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Tripoli, Libya, March 27 (Infosplusgabon) – The Libyan ministry of foreign affairs has reaffirmed its appeal to the UN Security Council, calling the body ‘’to end the aggression against Tripoli and protect civilians in accordance with the UN Charter and the international law’’.

 

A message sent by the foreign affairs minister Mohamed Siala warns "against a humanitarian catastrophe as the militias of Haftar continue bombarding the civilian and prison installations".

 

The ministry of foreign affairs strongly condemned the bombardment carried out by Haftar’s militias against Al-Safwa Hospital, in the region of Al-Hadaba, south of the capital, Tripoli, according to a communiqué issued on Thursday evening.

 

Another message sent by the ministry of foreign affairs to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said that "Haftar should be punished for his direct responsibility in the bombardment of hospitals and residential districts as war crimes and crimes against humanity".

 

In the message, the ministry underlined that "the government is concentrating all its energies and efforts to fight against the Corona virus while Haftar continues bombarding civilians and residential districts".

 

The shell and missile fires attributed to the forces of Marshall Khalifa Haftar have intensified over the past few days against the residential districts and installations in Tripoli and its nearby areas, killing several civilians and wounding many others.

 

In reaction, the presidential council of the Libyan Government of National Accord launched an operation, called "Storm of peace", meant to target the sources of missiles and shells that fall on houses in Tripoli.

 

An attack was launched against the military air base of Al-Wattia, South-west, strategic piece of the disposition of Haftar’s forces to attack Tripoli.

 

 

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