UN envoy Salamé calls for truce in Tripoli for Eid Al-Adha

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 29 Jul 2019, 06:55 PM
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The U.N. envoy for Libya is calling for a truce between warring parties during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, warning that the ongoing conflict can grow into "a full-blown civil war" with potentially existential consequences for the country and its neighbors.

Ghassan Salamé told the Security Council on Monday the truce should be followed by a high-level meeting of "concerned countries" to cement the cease-fire, and a meeting of key Libyan figures to agree on a way forward.

He said Libyans are fighting the wars of other countries who appear content "to see the country entirely destroyed in order to settle their own scores."

The Libyan National Army launched a military offensive on April 4 aimed at taking control of the capital, Tripoli.

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