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Libya, UN discuss reform of security sector

Libyan security forces stand guard at a checkpoint to increase precautions after seizing Tarhunah province of Libya from militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar on June 11, 2020 [Hazem Turkia - Anadolu Agency]
Libyan security forces stand guard at a checkpoint to increase precautions after seizing Tarhunah province of Libya from militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar on June 11, 2020 [Hazem Turkia - Anadolu Agency]

Libya’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha held talks via video conference on Sunday with the acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, to discuss Libyan plans to reform the security sector, Anadolu Agency reports.

“We are determined to move forward in implementing the reform programs in the security sector, which must be locally-designed and nationwide under the Libyan leadership for the security and welfare of the citizens,” Bashagha said on Twitter.

Since April 2019, warlord Khalifa Haftar’s illegitimate forces have launched attacks on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and other parts of northwestern Libya, resulting in more than 1,000 deaths, including civilian women and children.

However, the Libyan government has recently achieved significant victories, pushing Haftar’s forces out of Tripoli and the strategic city of Tarhuna.

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