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NCHR expresses concern after IS made Sirte its capital 

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The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya, in Al-baida city, has expressed its deep concerns about humanitarian situations after the Islamic State group (IS) announced Sirte as its capital.

The statement issued on Tuesday, said that the IS, Ansar Al-sharia, and Al-Qaeda groups in Libya commit war and against humanity crimes, while Libyan authorities and international community fail to protect civilians in Sirte, Derna, Benghazi and Ajdabiya, who face the violence, displacement, oppression, and the systematic assassinations.

The commission, NCHR, called for the international community to help Libya through adopting the UN resolutions 2214, 1970 and 1973, for years 2015 and 2011, and Security Council Resolution No. 2161 in 2014, concerning sanctions on Al-Qaeda and announcing Ansar Al-sharia and the IS terrorist groups.

“The commission has warned repetitively of exacerbating dangers of terrorist groups like the IS, Al-Qaeda and Ansar Al-sharia, and its expansive vision on geographical and qualitative scale in Libya as a result of lack of security, political division, and absence of an inclusive national reconciliation project”, statement No. 143 in 2015 read.

NCHR has called all Libyan rivals to take part in the political talks, and work on adopting the Government of National Accord (GNA) quickly to end the political crisis, as soon as possible, to unite the local efforts in fighting against the terrorism and extremism.