International concerns over use of weapons in Zawiyya’s civilian areas

May 29, 2023 | International actors

On 29 May, the US said it is closely monitoring the situation ‘with concern amid reports of weapons being used in civilian areas.’ It called on Libyan leaders to de-escalate and protect civilian lives. The UK said that ‘the use of weapons that puts civilian lives at risk is unacceptable’ and called for deescalation. The same day, Bathily met with Dabaiba to discuss ‘recent political and security developments’ in Libya, but made no direct comment on events in Zawiyya.