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Libya: UN mission condemns spate of assassination attempts in Benghazi

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 4 November 2013
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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today strongly condemned the series of assassinations in Benghazi targeting security and military officials as well as political activists and other citizens.

"UNSMIL emphasizes the need for intensified efforts by the Government and the citizens to confront these heinous crimes by taking practical and swift steps to address its devastating impact on peace and security as well as the safety of the people of Benghazi," the Mission said in a statement issued from Tripoli.

"The Mission calls on the Libyan authorities to give this matter the priority it deserves to ensure the appropriate conditions to accomplish the democratic transition in Libya," the statement concluded.

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