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UN emergency meeting on crisis in Libya

Because of the threat of escalation in Libya, the UN security Council coming together in the evening to an emergency meeting. Meanwhile, the advance of the Libyan General Haftar has been stopped, apparently by militias.

Due to the advance of the ostlibyschen General Khalifa Haftar in the capital Tripoli has Germany for the evening, an urgent meeting of the UN security Council convened. Germany and France hold the presidency of the main UN body. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in Berlin, the German Federal government see the development with great concern. It could be in Libya, not a military solution.

Also, several other countries have expressed concerns about a possible escalation in the North African country. Russia warned of a "new bloodshed" in Libya. The Situation had to be resolved by "peaceful political means", said Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov.

UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres is in Tripoli to mediate between the parties to the conflict. Here he Saleh meets with the President of the Parliament Aguila.

Previously, the United States, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, had warned of military force and the consequences threatened. "Our governments are against any military action in Libya and any Libyan group be accountable, the other conflict causes," it said in a statement.

Guterres concerned about escalation

in Tripoli, because at the end of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, the parties to the conflict are called on to avoid a military confrontation. He announced, to fly from the capital to the East, to convey. It remained unclear whether he would meet with Haftar, who resides in Benghazi.

The fighters had taken on Thursday, the city of Gharya, about 80 kilometers South of the capital. But the was stopped the advance of the troops of the "Libyan National Army" (LNA) on the capital, Tripoli, apparently, for the time being. A government militia from the town of Sawija have pushed back Haftars units in the night to Friday after a brief firefight of a major control point to the West of Tripoli, was reported security sources in Tripoli.

General Haftar begins major offensive on Tripoli
daily news at 17:00, 05.04.2019, Alexander Stenzel, ARD Cairo

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