Islamic militiamen are seen during a clash in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 17, 2014. Since July 13, Tripoli witnessed bloody clashes between Islamist armed groups and pro-secular militias to gain control of the city. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
UN mission condemns escalation of clashes in Libyan capital
TRIPOLI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The UN mission in Libya condemned Sunday the grave escalation in the confrontations between rival militias in Libya's capital of Tripoli, calling on all parties to respond positively to its ceasefire efforts.
"The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns the grave escalation in the military confrontations in Tripoli and its suburbs. The Mission strongly denounces the shelling of residential neighborhoods, which has inflicted casualties among civilians, forced them out of their homes and caused damage to property," UNSMIL said in its statement. Full story