Libya’s Presidential Council Calls for Ceasefire in the South


The Presidential Council (PC) has called for the immediate end of military operations in southern Libya to protect civilians and avoid any more bloodshed. In a statement on Tuesday, the PC condemned military escalation in southern Libya, including airstrikes on Murzuk where many were injured.

"We urge all parties to listen to words of the mind and quit engaging in destabilizing actions," the statement reads. It adds that war on terrorism, crime, and mercenaries is a key target, but it should be achieved through the coordination of all the state security apparatuses, not through hasty military operations.

The PC said that such acts harm efforts to solve the crisis in Libya, adding that the solution should come through unity of institutions not division. “Libya's south is vital to stability, but it shouldn't turn into a battlefield for settling political conflicts or social feuds," the statement adds.

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The Libya Observer