UN calls for Libya’s feuding forces to unite against ISIS

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday calling for Libya’s feuding militias and security forces to unite and strengthen national security forces to defend the country from “terrorism.”

The resolution encouraged the recently formed national unity government to finalise interim security arrangements to stabilise the country “as a critical step towards tackling Libya’s

political, security, humanitarian, economic and institutional challenges and to combat the threat of terrorism.”

The council also “strongly encouraged” the government of national accord to support reconciliation.

Libya slid into chaos following the 2011 toppling and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Since 2014, the oil-rich country has been torn between two parliaments and governments with each backed by a loose set of militias and tribes.

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