Tuesday, June 25, 2019
News

Libya is heading toward 'long, bloody war': UN

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Others | May 22, 2019 4:41:46 AM IST
Asserting that Libya is heading towards a "long and bloody war", United Nations on Tuesday urged countries to cut off weapons flow in war-torn Libya.

"The violence on the outskirts of Tripoli is just the start of a long and bloody war on the southern shores of the Mediterranean, imperilling the security of Libya's immediate neighbours and the wider Mediterranean region," Al Jazeera quoted UN envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, as saying.

"Libya will descend into a civil war which could potentially lead to a Hobbesian all-against-all state of chaos or partition of the country," he said.

Saleme's appeal comes as UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) posted photographs of dozens of Turkish made armoured vehicles.

More than 390 people have lost their lives and over 1,900 have been wounded due to the fighting between UN-backed government forces and Khalifa Haftar's army in Tripoli since April 4, according to the World Health Organisation.

Libya has been largely divided into two factions ever since the death of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The Libyan National Army-backed parliament controls the east of Libya, while GNA governs Libya's western region from Tripoli.

Around 50,000 people have also been displaced, ever since Haftar launched his campaign to take over GNA-controlled Tripoli in early April, as per Xinhua.

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Thursday said during a cabinet meeting that there will be no cease-fire until Khalifa's forces "return to where they came from".

As the situation escalated, countries like India, Nepal and the US called back their peace-keeping forces from the region. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has repeatedly called for all Indians to leave Tripoli immediately.

Furthermore, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson has urged all Indians in the country to observe "extreme caution," as the situation continues to deteriorate. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Trump to meet Saudi, Turkish, German lea...
Pak authorities using enforced disappear...
Kailash Mansarovar: 44 people from Telan...
Pompeo didn't discuss Khashoggi murder c...
Visual framing by media in debates affec...
Pakistan: PTI's Masroor Ali Siyal assaul...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
RS adjourned till 2 pm as mark of respec...
Coimbaore: Man discovered 35-year old me...
Rajasthan Min hits out at Gehlot for not...
Pradipta Naik appointed Odisha's Leader ...
Piyush Goyal holds consultation meeting ...
No Congress MLA forced or bribed to vote...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Sydney declares climate emergency... 
Pride protests against Google's cod... 
India game not easy, we'll give our... 
Employees who watch porn encourage ... 
Akram hopes for repeat of 1992 WC f... 
Deepika is a 'good Sindhi bahu', sa... 
'Kachori wala' with annual turnover... 
CWC'19: Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns t...