UN mission: Tajoura clashes confirm the urgent need for security sector reform in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Sun 27 Sep 2020, 01:03 PM
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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said that it followed with "grave concern the clashes with heavy weapons between two armed groups in the residential neighborhood of Tajoura in Tripoli," saying that these clashes "confirm the urgent need for the need to reform the security sector in Libya."

In a statement, the UNSMIL pointed out that these clashes resulted in "damage to private property and endangered the lives of civilians", calling for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" and reminding all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law.

The clashes broke out late Thursday between two militias loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

At least three people were killed and several wounded in the two camps, according to unconfirmed local reports. Residents said the clashes ended at midday on Friday.

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