New York

07 January 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attacks in Zliten and Sidra, Libya

The Secretary-General condemns the deadly terrorist attack that took place today near a police base in Zliten, western Libya. He expresses his condolences to the many families of those who lost their lives or were injured and to the people of Libya.

The Secretary-General also condemns the ongoing attacks by Daesh-affiliates on oil facilities near Sidra, in central Libya. He deplores the attempts by extremists to strip these natural resources from the Libyan people.

These criminal acts serve as a strong reminder of the urgency to implement the Libyan Political Agreement and form a Government of National Accord. Unity is the best way for Libyans to confront terrorism in all its forms.

The Secretary-General renews his call on all political and security actors to create a conducive environment for the Government to assume its responsibilities. The United Nations remains committed to supporting the Libyan people as they work to achieve peace and stability in their country.