On 3rd anniversary of Benghazi attack on UN mission, UNSMIL vows to continue support for Libyans

On 3rd anniversary of Benghazi attack on UN mission, UNSMIL vows to continue support for Libyans

August 11, 2022 - 15:16
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Wednesday that it would continue its support to the Libyan people as it paid tribute to the three UN staff members who died in an attack targeting the UN HQ in Benghazi in August 2019.

"Today marks the third anniversary of the 10 August 2019 attack targeting the United Nations in Benghazi that caused the deaths of three UN staff members and injured two others," the UNSMIL tweeted.

The mission quoted its acting head, Raisedon on Zenenga as saying, "Our thoughts are with the families of our colleagues who made the ultimate sacrifice in this heinous attack."

He reiterated the UN's continued support to Libya on its path toward peace and prosperity.

On August 10 2019, a convoy of the United Nations Mission in Benghazi was bombed, killing five people, including three UN employees.

Despite the announcement by the United Nations and the authorities in the east of the country at the time that an investigation had been opened into the accident no findings were disclosed to date.