UNSMIL Welcomes Release of Prisoners and Resumption of Water Supply


On Saturday, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomed the recent release of detainees as a result of the continued confidence-building efforts by the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC).

In a statement, the United Nations (UN) mission added that this also came as a result of the JMC’s strong commitment to move forward with the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement.

UNSMIL renewed its call on all concerned national and international actors to ensure, respect and support the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement, in accordance with relevant Security Council resolutions.

In the same statement, the mission also welcomed the resumption of the flow of water to Tripoli and commends efforts of the JMC and the Magharha tribe, that led to the re-opening of the Great Man-Made River.

UNSMIL reiterated that access to water and water supply should not be politicized.

Notably, the JMC supervised the release of 17 Libyan prisoners from the western region, according to local sources.

The sources added that the recently-released prisoners were detained in the eastern region. Therefore, the members of the commission supervised the process of handing them over to Misrata’s dignitaries.