UN observers expected to arrive in Libya before end of October

Oct 15, 2021 | International actors

On 15 October, 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) member, Lieutenant General Faraj al-Sawsaa, stated that observers from the United Nations would supervise the implementation of the 5+5 JMC Action Plan for the removal of foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya. According to al-Sawsaa, the Action Plan requires all observers to come from nations that have not been a part of the Libyan crisis and to be unarmed and in civilian clothes. Al-Sawssa stated that ‘The mercenaries and foreign forces will initially be returned to Benghazi in the East and Tripoli in the West before their deportation.’ This follows reports that 5+5 JMC member Lieutenant-General Amraja al-Amami claimed in an interview that UN International Observers would be on the ground in Libya before the end of October.