Politics & Economics

UN Security Council To Meet On Libya Amid Offensive On Tripoli

North Africa

The United Nations Security Council is due to hold a special session to discuss the on-going developments in Libya amidst continued clashes around the capital of Tripoli.

The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Libya as a month-long offensive on the capital grinds on, diplomats said on Thursday.

Britain requested the Friday meeting so a UN aid official could brief representatives on the assault that has displaced 55,000 people and left more than 430 dead, the diplomats said on condition of anonymity.

The council has been divided over how to respond to the crisis in Libya, forcing Britain to put on hold a draft resolution demanding a ceasefire.

Article: Al-Arabiya

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