UNSC calls Haftar to halt march on Tripoli
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the G7 are calling on Marshal Khalifa Haftar to halt the advancement of troops on Libya capital Tripoli. (Image above: illustration).
After a closed-door emergency meeting on situation in Libya, the UNSC warned that those responsible for reigniting the conflict would be held to account.
The UN Security Council addressed their call to the Commander Haftar, while ongoing fighting has been reported in Tripoli‘s international airport( 30 km south of the capital).
German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, who holds the Council presidency called on Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led by Commander Haftar to “halt all military movements” and “on all forces to de-escalate military activity“.
The call of the UNSC is in direct contradiction with the decision of the Tobruk Parliament, endorsing the advancement of the troops on Tripoli to “eliminate terrorists“, who keep hostage the peaceful development of the country. The same message has been delivered by the Commander himself in talks with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Libyan capital has been suffering numerous terrorist attacks, including explosion and burning down of the governmental buildings.
Meanwhile in social media there are new photographs and reports published, illustrating further advancement of Commander Haftar troops, including taking control over Tripoli Airport.