The UN Security Council on Friday called on forces under the command of Khalifa Haftar to halt an offensive against Tripoli amid concern a battle for Libya’s capital could unleash greater instability.
The council “called on LNA forces to halt all military movements,” German UN Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, president of the council for April, told reporters following a closed door session of the body.
“They also called on all forces to de-escalate and halt military activity. There can be no military solution to the conflict,” he said.
“The members of the Security Council expressed deep concern at the military activity near Tripoli which risks Libyan stability and prospects for UN mediation and a comprehensive political solution to the crisis,” he added.