Libya: government calls on embassies to boost security

After attacks on missions Egypt, UAE, 'we are powerless'

14 November, 14:42

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, NOVEMBER 14 - The Libyan Foreign Ministry has condemned in a statement attacks on Thursday against the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in Tripoli ''situated out of the area controlled by the State, in the hands of terror groups''. The ministry therefore asked diplomatic missions to take all measures necessary to safeguard their security.

    Both Egypt and the UAE have been repeatedly accused by pro-Islamist militias ruling Tripoli of taking part, or supporting logistically, in air raids on the capital and Benghazi, to back renegade general Haftar. The accusations and ''media revelations'' have always been sharply rejected by Egyptian authorities while government forces accuse for their part Qatar of having provided with a cargo flight weapons and provisions to armed group from Farj Libya (Libyan Dawn) from Tripoli and Misrata.

    The two embassies - both close to Italy's, the only one to remain open - have long been evacuated for security reasons. The blasts, which took place very early in the morning, caused mostly material damage outside the buildings and to cars parked in the area. (ANSAmed)
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