Three staff members of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) were killed in a car bomb attack in Benghazi on the same day, and many others, including three United Nations staff members, were injured. After the attack, the Security Council held an emergency meeting on the situation in Libya, strongly condemning the attack.
On behalf of the members of the Council, the President-in-Office of the Security Council this month and Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations, Voneka, extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims. All members of the Security Council and delegates attended the meeting in silence for the victims of the United Nations staff.
Prior to the meeting, UN Secretary-General Guterres issued a statement condemning the attack in the strongest terms.
Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations, told the Security Council that the attack took place at a time when the people of Benghazi were preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha, highlighting the continuing threat of terrorism in Libya and that Libya was nationwide in the absence of a unified government, army and police. Difficulties and limitations of internal implementation of safety assurance work. The United Nations has no intention of withdrawing from Libya, Keita stressed.
After the overthrow of Gaddafis regime in 2011, the situation in Libya was in turmoil. At present, many parts of Libya are anarchic, and the two forces are confronting each other separately. The Libyan Government of National Unity and the armed forces supporting it control parts of the western region; the National Congress has set up a new government in the eastern city of Tubrug and a coalition with the National Army led by Haftar to control the main cities in the eastern and central regions, the southern regions and parts of the western cities.
Source: Xinhua responsible editor: Lin Zhiheng_NY9285