Tag Archives | Tripoli

UNSMIL Concerned at Extrajudicial Killings in Tripoli

UNSMIL continues to receive reports of armed groups carrying out extra-judicial killings in Tripoli, a phenomenon that has been on the rise over the past few weeks. The Mission affirms that allegations of offences and personal disputes should be judged in a court of law, not by gunmen on the streets. UNSMIL calls on the […]

US, UN place Sanctions on Libyan Militia Commander

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrent with the UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee, has taken action targeting Salah Badi (Badi), the leader of the Sumud Brigade militia that has sparked violent clashes in the south of Libya’s capital, Tripoli. Upon entering Tripoli in late August 2018, Badi […]

UNSMIL Condemns Intimidation of Financial Institutions

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has observed over the last several days the illegal use of force and intimidation against private and public institutions in Tripoli, notably Aman Bank al-Siyahia Branch and the Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company (LAFICO). The assaults aimed to seize control of these institutions and gain privileged access […]

Half a Million Children in Immediate Danger in Tripoli

By Geert Cappelaere (pictured), UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. We are shocked and saddened by reports that an entire family killed including two children today in Tripoli when a missile hit their home. This brings the total number of children killed to eight, since violence escalated in Tripoli on 27 […]

EU condemns Escalation of Violence in Tripoli

The EU Delegation and the EU Heads of Mission to Libya strongly condemn the latest escalation of violence in Tripoli which has caused civilian fatalities, injured and displaced people, and the destruction of critical infrastructure. The deliberate targeting of civilians is a violation of international humanitarian law. The EU Delegation and the EU Heads of Mission to […]

Mitiga Airport diverts Flights after Rocket Attack

By John Lee. Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport has reportedly diverted flights after a rocket attack on Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, according to BBC. The attack forced a Libyan Airlines flight from Alexandria in Egypt to divert to Misrata. (Sources: Reuters, BBC)

UNSMIL publishes Ceasefire Consolidation Agreement

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) published the details of the Ceasefire Consolidation Agreement signed last week. It includes a commitment to publish a package of economic reforms this week. The full text of the statement folllows: Based on the 4 September Ceasefire Agreement and the 6 September Security Council statement demanding immediate […]

Ceasefire-Related Security Dialogue for Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) hosted a meeting today to discuss the consolidation of the 4 September 2018 ceasefire, agree on a monitoring and verification mechanism and begin talks on the security arrangements in the Greater Tripoli area. The meeting, convened in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, was attended by representatives […]