Martin Kobler condemns attack on Brak al-Shati: “This vicious attack undermines political efforts”

Report
from UN Support Mission in Libya
Published on 18 May 2017 View Original

Friday, 18 May 2017- The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, strongly condemns the unprovoked attack on the Brak al-Shati airbase in southern Libya yesterday.

“I am outraged by reports of significant numbers of fatalities, including civilians and by reports that summary executions may have taken place. Summary executions and targeting civilians constitute a war crime, which may be prosecuted by the International Criminal court (ICC),” Martin Kobler said.

The Special Representative stressed that this vicious attack must not push into further, serious conflict. There is no military solution to Libya's problems. “I call upon all parties to condemn this attack and not to allow it to undermine intense efforts to find peaceful political solutions." he added.