South Libya clashes
The clashes and escalation of violence in the south of Libya endanger the political process and put Libyan citizens’ lives at risk.
Libya’s unity government in Tripoli has called for “urgent intervention” by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible “civil war”.
For more than a week, militias allied to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have fought off rival forces trying to capture an airbase in the south of the North African country.
“We ask you to take a firm and decisive stance with regards to this escalation and we will support all decisions to re-establish security and stability in Libya,” GNA head Fayez al-Sarraj wrote in a letter published on Saturday. (Photo: illustration)