U.N. condemns recent violence in Libya
The U.N. Support Mission in Libya made a statement condemning the recent acts of violence, which include multiple bombings and a jailbreak in which 1,200 prisoners escaped. The acts of violence have targeted political activists, diplomatic organizations, buildings and army and police personnel.
The violence has followed the ousting of the previous ruler of Libya, Muammar al-Qadhafi, who was ousted two year prior. UNSMIL is urging the people of Libya to come together with a vision for the future of Libya.
"UNSMIL calls upon the State authorities to intensify their efforts to address the security challenges that Libya is facing and appeals to all Libyans, men and women, at this juncture in the history of their country, to unite in confronting the risks threatening their safety and security and the country's stability," UNSMIL representatives said.
Violence has taken place across North Africa and the Middle East. Libya, like many neighboring countries, initiated an uprising against its ruler to bring democracy to the country. Al-Qadhafi ruled for 40 years before the civil war brought an end to his regime.