Libya: flights resume at Tripoli airport

After attack attributed to Haftar. UN condemns violation

12 August, 11:35

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, AUGUST 12 - Air traffic has resumed at Tripoli's Mitiga international airport after it was closed yesterday following Grad rocket strikes attributed to forces loyal to General Khalifa Hafter, several local media outlets reported on Monday.

    The transport ministry of the UN-backed national-unity government based in Tripoli on Sunday urged the UN support mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the international community to ''put pressure on Haftar's forces, which have repeatedly targeted Mitiga airport, to end these attacks banned by international laws''.

    The UN Security Council has firmly condemned the attack against a UN convoy in Benghazi, Libya, stating that the culprits need to be ''identified and held responsible''.

    In a statement, the Council expressed favor and ''full support'' for the truce during the Festival of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha.

    ''This truce should be accompanied by measures to strengthen confidence between the sides to guarantee that it can turn into a long-lasting ceasefire'', it said.

    The Security Council finally stressed that peace and stability in Libya can only be achieved through a political solution for which all sides should work with the UN's backing.

    (ANSAmed)
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