Libyan government agrees to “conditional truce” in Tripoli

Libyan government agrees to “conditional truce” in Tripoli

August 09, 2019 - 23:10
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Presidential Council has agreed to a ceasefire in Tripoli during Eid Al-Adha, which was proposed by UN envoy Ghassan Salame in his latest on Libya at the UN Security Council.

In a statement on Friday, the Presidential Council said it agreed to the ceasefire to alleviate the suffering of the people and allow access of humanitarian aid to the IDPs.

The Presidential Council put four conditions for the success of the ceasefire. It demanded a complete cessation of direct and indirect firing and any advance from the attackers.

“A flight ban - of warplanes and reconnaissance aircraft- must be imposed in all airspace”, read the statement.

The Presidential Council also demanded that the Eid truce should not be used by the attackers to mobilize or move forces.

“The UN Support Mission in Libya should guarantee the implementation of the truce and monitor any violations,” the statement concluded.

Eid Al-Adha starts on Sunday and the Presidential Council announced a four-day holiday from Saturday, August 10 to Tuesday, August 13.

Meanwhile, warlord Khalifa Haftar ordered his groups to stay on alert and prevented them from taking Eid Al-Adha holiday.

Sources from Tarhuna city said Haftar’s armed groups are preparing for a new round of land and air attacks on Tripoli from all southern front lines.