European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the attack at the Brak al-Shati air base in Libya

Bruxelles, 20/05/2017 - 10:59, UNIQUE ID: 170520_1
Statements by the Spokesperson

The reports of violence at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and the high numbers of fatalities, including civilians and alleged summary executions, constitute a worrying development.

Violence is not a solution to Libya's challenges. It can only  put at risk the ongoing work to find a peaceful and negotiated solution to the political and security crisis. 
 
All parties need to exercise restraint, cease all hostilities and avoid further escalation of violence for sake of all Libyans.
 
Further dialogue is essential between all parties in a spirit of reconciliation.