By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 3 October 2014:
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has said that a ceasefire . . .[restrict]and a halt to the violence could be the best Eid Al-Adha gift for which the Libyan people could wish.
It called on all parties to the conflict to “redouble their efforts in order to spare the Libyan people further hardship and suffering and to allow for an environment that will be more conducive for the dialogue planned after the Eid holidays”.
UNSMIL also strongly condemned yesterday’s suicide bombings and subsequent death toll near Benghazi’s Benina airport.
“The latest escalation of violence in Benghazi and other parts of the country” it said had caused “more bloodshed and destruction”.
It regretted that the clashes had come despite calls for ceasefire from across the political divide following the first round of UN-arranged talks in Ghadames.
UNSMIL urged all sides in Benghazi to heed calls by the Libyan people’s elected representatives to bring an immediate stop to armed hostilities.
The UN mission also condemned the outbreak of violence in southern Libya and urged all sides to “exercise restraint and work together to address their differences through peaceful means”.