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UN calls for calm to maintain ceasefire in Libya

Tripoli, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The UN on Thursday called on Libyan groups and militias to refrain from mobilizations or deployment of forces in the national territory to avoid undermining the ceasefire agreement reached in October 2020.

We urge all parties to respect the lines of demarcation set at the time of signing the ceasefire agreement, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) stressed in a communique.

The text does not mention any armed faction, but calls to maintain calm and stability.

Libya has been plunged into a spiral of violence since the overthrow of Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011, following a war directly supported by several members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, among them the United States, France and the United Kingdom.

Under the auspices of the United Nations, 75 Libyan delegates, representing several factions and territories, elected a transitional Government in February to lead this Arab nation until the elections are held on December 24.