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UNSMIL strongly condemns increased attacks on civilian populated areas in Tripoli

Libyan Cloud News Agency – Tunisia

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly condemned increased attacks on civilian populated areas in Tripoli, including the appalling shelling on Zawiat al-Dahmani neighbourhood, near the Turkish embassy and the Italian ambassador’s residence.

The shelling reportedly killed at least two civilians and injured three others.

UNSMIL said in a statement that it will continue to document violations to be shared, where relevant, with the Panel of Experts and the International Criminal Court. 
UNSMIL added that it is deeply alarmed by the intensification of indiscriminate attacks at a moment when Libyans deserve to peacefully observe the holy month of Ramadan and a time when they are battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These attacks display a blatant disregard for international humanitarian law and human rights law and may amount to war crimes,” read the statement.

UNSMIL reiterated that those guilty of crimes under international law will be held to account.

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