UNSMIL Condemns ‘Acts of Hate’ on Recently Opened Libyan Coastal Road


On Saturday, the United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) condemned the “acts of hate” that took place on the coastal road several days after its opening on July 30th.

In a statement, UNSMIL said that the long awaited opening of the coastal road is vital for peace and unity in Libya. It is also essential for reconnecting ordinary Libyans, allowing humanitarian access and the flow of trade.

The mission stressed that such “ill-considered” actions threaten the implementation of the October 2020 ceasefire agreement, the reunification of the country, and social cohesion.

“The mission reiterates the call of the Joint Military Commission (JMC) to the relevant Libyan authorities to take immediate action and hold the perpetrators accountable for such acts.”

On Wednesday, the JMC condemned what it called “heinous acts” that occurred on the coastal road, without specifying their nature.

The JMC said that it is “following recent events on the coastal road in the east and west of the country”, considering that it “represents a form of spreading hatred among members of the single Libyan people by groups of saboteurs, demagogues and tampering with national and citizen security.”