UNSMIL head Kobler politicizes IS attacks in Libya while ignoring other issues
The Islamic State or Daesh has carried out a number of operations in the last few days that have set a number of oil storage tanks on fire as well as a suicide attack on a police training academy that killed many recruits.
|The mayor of the town of Zliten where the attack on the police academy took place claimed at least 50 people that were killed in the blast from a truck bomb after it plowed into the facility where about 400 had gathered for a morning assembly. A suicide attack at a checkpoint at the entrance to the oil port town of Ras Lanuf killed six people including a child. Earlier in the week, on Monday and Tuesday, IS launched several attacks on oil ports of Es Sidra and Ras Lanuf. Kobler in condemning these attacks also used them to press for acceptance of the Government of National Accord(GNA) being pushed by the UN and international community.|
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, strongly condemns the deadly terrorist attack today on a security training centre in Zliten. SRSG Kobler said:“... This heinous act once again shows that urgent progress is required towards the formation of the Government of National Accord and the activation and rebuilding of Libyan security forces. The Special Representative urges Libyans to put their differences aside and unite to confront the scourge of terrorism. “This attack comes at a time when fighting is still going on at oil facilities in Sidra. Libya cannot afford to remain divided in the face of such serious terrorist threat.”