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Guterres has urged to cease immediately fire in Libya - RIA Novosti, 9/2/2018


UN Secretary General António Guterres. Archival photo
The UN, 2 Sep — RIA Novosti. The UN Secretary General António Guterres has called the parties in Libya immediately to cease fire and to sit down at a negotiating table, the press secretary Stefan Dyuzharrik.© AFP 2018/mahmud Turkia "vrachi bez granits" reports it have urged to evacuate refugees from Tripolistolknoveniya between the contradictory armed groups have begun in Tripoli on August 26. Residential areas of the city have undergone massive shellings, the number of the victims doesn't manage to be counted yet. As a result, as report Doctors Without Borders, locals and about eight thousand more refugees and migrants have been locked around the conflict. "The secretary general urges all parties to stop immediately fighting and to observe the ceasefire agreement" — it is said in Dyuzharrik's statement. Besides, the secretary general condemns the continuing escalation of violence in the capital of Libya of Tripoli and around her and, in particular, use by the armed groups of "not selective firing leading to death and wound of the civilian population including children". Guterres "reminds all parties that not selective use of force is violation of international humanitarian law and human rights".© AFP 2018/Mahmud Turkia Libyan court has sentenced 45 supporters of Gaddafi to death" He insistently urges all parties to provide humanitarian aid to those who need her, especially to those who has got to a trap of fighting" — the secretary general press secretary adds. According to him, the secretary general special representative Hasan Salame will continue work and to cooperate with all parties for achievement of the long political agreement, "accepted for all to avoid further death of people and for the benefit of the people of Libya". "The secretary general expresses the deepest condolences to those who have lost relatives" — Dyuzharrik has noted.

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