UN laments 'blatant' violations of Libya arms embargo

Fighters loyal to the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) secure the area of Abu Qurain, half-way between the capital Tripoli and Libya's second city Benghazi, against forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, who is based in eastern Benghazi, on July 20, 2020. 

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  • Since UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last briefed the Security Council on July 8, some 70 resupply flights landed in eastern airports.

The interim UN envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, on Wednesday denounced what she called "blatant" ongoing violations of the arms embargo in effect on the war-wracked country.


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