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UN special envoy concerned about security conditions in Libya

Arab World Materials 14 October 2011 01:50
Ian Martin, United Nations special envoy for Libya, told the Security Council Thursday that security conditions in the country remain worrisome, DPA reported.
UN special envoy concerned about security conditions in Libya

Ian Martin, United Nations special envoy for Libya, told the Security Council Thursday that security conditions in the country remain worrisome, DPA reported.

Concerns remain about parts of Libya, he said, even after Moamer Gaddafi's regime was ousted in August from Tripoli.

Fighting continued Thursday in Libya, as forces under the country's transitional leadership sought to capture the last strongholds of Gaddafi supporters in Sirte, his coastal home town.

Participants in the closed-door meeting said that the 15-country Security Council supported the work of UNSMIL, the UN's mission in Libya.

Martin, a former chief of non-governmental human rights organization Amnesty International, said that concerns remained about the delivery of humanitarian supplies and services in Libya, particularly the more heavily war-torn areas, according to the Security Council sources.

Martin emphasized the need to form an interim government, and said that technical support would be needed in Libya when elections are eventually held.

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