Libya's Presidential Council urges Security Council to list Haftar for sanctions

Libya's Presidential Council urges Security Council to list Haftar for sanctions

October 16, 2019 - 20:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Presidential Council has called on the Security Council to put Khalifa Haftar on the sanctions list of Resolution 1970 of 2011.

The Libyan Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the UN Security Council saying Haftar planned and launched an offensive on Tripoli, violating international humanitarian law by attacks on civilians, including those on Intisar and Abu Salim neighborhoods as well as the recent one on Fernaj neighborhood that killed three children and injured seven civilians.

The letter, submitted to Security Council's president, said Haftar's forces are carrying daily airstrikes on residential areas, which makes his listing for the sanctions applicable as per the Security Council resolutions.

The letter says Haftar's forces also carried out attacks on Mitiga and Misrata airports as well as a number of state institutions under the authority of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord.

Three girls were killed, while their mother and sister were injured in an airstrike by Haftar's warplanes on a civilian house in Fernaj neighborhood in Tripoli.

The UN Support Mission in Libya condemned the airstrike on Ferjan neighborhood that was carried out by "the LNA," referring to Haftar's forces.