UN: Recent escalation in Tripoli 'heaviest since the outbreak of hostilities' — UN press sec.

The escalation of the conflict in Libya in the past 24 hours was the 'heaviest since the outbreak of hostilities,' said Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General while speaking to the press in New York City on Thursday. “Our political colleagues on the ground said that clashes have reportedly further intensified in southern Tripoli, with the fighting in the past 24 hours the... Еще heaviest since the outbreak of hostilities,” Dujarric said. “We remain deeply concerned about the wellbeing of civilians in and around the area of clashes, especially amid increasing reports of indiscriminate shelling on built-up areas, leading to an upsurge in displacement and blocking access to emergency services.” According to him, amid the intensification of the conflict in Tripoli in the past 24 hours, 650 families have requested the United Nations relocation for safer areas. Due to access restriction, however, UN was only able to respond to 15 percent of the appeals. “Further operations continue today. Families stranded inside the conflict areas not only fear for their safety but are also starting to run out of supplies,” guaranteed the spokesperson, adding that the World Health Organization has deployed medical teams and first-line responders to the area. Mandatory credit: UNIFEED mandatory credit: unifeed
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