By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 7 May 2014:
France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy and Germany have condemned the recent attacks . . .[restrict]on security forces in Benghazi.
In a joint statement, the western nations stated that “ongoing attacks by terrorist groups” had targeted “Libya’s legitimate security forces in Benghazi” and “the revolution for which Libyans fought so dearly”.
Although the statement did not refer specifically to Friday morning’s attacks on Benghazi Security Directorate which left at least nine died the language of the statement closely resembled the government’s response to the violence which described the attacks as an act of terrorism.
The statement went on to applaud the “the commencement of the work of Libya’s constitutional drafting assembly’” adding that the five countries remained “committed to supporting Libya and its institutions through this difficult phase”. [/restrict]