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UN chief calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Libya


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged "all parties to immediately cease hostilities" in Libya and to abide by the ceasefire agreements concluded in the past under the auspices of the United Nations. United Nations.

Antonio Guterres "condemns the continuing violence in and around the capital of Libya, including the indiscriminate bombing of armed groups, which kill and injure civilians, including children," says release of his services.

The United States, Great Britain, Italy and France had earlier called for an end to the fighting in a joint statement issued in Rome.

Forty people were killed and around 100 wounded, mostly civilians, in five days of clashes between rival militias in southern Tripoli, according to an official report on Friday night.

Since the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Tripoli is at the heart of a struggle for influence between militias in search of money and power.

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