Envoy of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame has denied allegations on an assassination attempt
“I have not been subjected to an assassination attempt, the news are fabricated and the images are falsified,” Salame tweeted Saturday.
These allegations come amid the fighting between the UN-backed Government of the National Accord (GNA) in the west and the eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) that has launched military operations in the western region to expel armed groups.
To discuss the situation in the western region, including the humanitarian situation resulting from the armed confrontations, Salame met Thursday with GNA Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli.
The envoy stressed that targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure is a violation to the International Humanitarian Law.
The humanitarian situation in Tripoli became grave as the hostilities have disrupted the education in nine municipalities with 122,088 students who cannot have access to education, has forced 25,000 people to flee their homes, and has killed 205 and wounded 913.