Head of the Presidency Council (PC) Faiez al-Sarraj discussed Tripoli’s security situation with Interior Minister of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashaga on Monday.
According to a statement issued by Sarraj’s office, the meeting tackled the escalations in the capital and coordination mechanisms with the Libyan forces to maintain the citizens’ security.
Last week, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) issued a statement warning about the affect of the ongoing conflict on the civilians’ lives.
The UNSMIL warned conflicting Libyan parties in Tripoli of assaulting schools, hospitals, ambulances, or civilian areas during the military operations in the capital.
UNSMIL emphasized that under the international humanitarian law, conflicting parties must respect medical units, civil establishments, transports, hospital zones, places where wounded and sick civilian or military are sheltered, the emblems of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, which are protective signs as such, as well as medical personnel.
“The mission is monitoring and documenting all acts of war that violate this law in order to brief the Security Council and the International Criminal Court,” UNSMIL said.
Since the clashes between General Commander Khalifa Haftar and the Tripoli-based GNA began on April 4 over Tripoli, more than 254 people have died and thousands have been forced to flee their homes in the western region.