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Kobler: Tripoli isn’t fully safe


The United Nations special envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, talked about the existence of sleeper cells of the Islamic State (IS) in the capital city of Tripoli; wishing that the House of Representatives (HoR) grants endorsement to the Government of National Accord (GNA) on the session of 18th of April.

Kobler said, in a TV interview on Friday, that he visited Tripoli for several times, the last visit was last week, confirming that he noticed hidden violence despite the scene of safety and security in Tripoli.

He added that Tripoli, which received the UN-backed Presidential Council (PC), misses police, army, and authority in the existence of the expansion of armed groups, who are against the political resolution, in addition to the presence of sleeper cells of the IS.

About the session of the HoR, which would be held on Monday in Tobruk, Kobler said that he hopes the GNA will get the endorsement, pointing that it is not easy to satisfy all parties, as democracy doesn’t mean full consensus while most of the Libyans support the GNA.