LIBYAPROSPECT – Sabratha
Sabratha Hospital called, on Monday, for a relief appeal because of the shortage of the medical supplies. Moreover, the Red Crescent said that the clashes in Sabratha city resulted caused the killing of nearly ten and wounding more than 20. It added that the clashes haven’t stopped since Sunday night.
In addition to that, another medical source in Sabratha confirmed that more than 14 killed and more than 40 wounded in the clashes.
The source said that the injuries are varied from light to serious, expecting that the number of the killed ones and the wounded would increase because of the continuity of the clashes.
In the same context, sources in Sabratha confirmed that a lady was killed because a shell fell on her house.
It is worth mentioning that the battles in Sabratha started on the 17th of this month between the Battle “48” and the Operation Chamber of fighting Daesh. The two fronts had accused each other of who had started the fight.
From his side, the commander of the Operation Chamber to fight Daesh, Omar Abdul-Jalil, said that they welcome the mediation efforts of the notables of the neighbouring cities. He added that the Operation Chamber would cease fire from its side under the condition of expelling the all militias from the city without any conditions.
Abdul-Jalil said that the second condition of the Operation Chamber is to let the Directorate of the security and army secure the city facilities, which is refused by the militias.
Abdul-Jalil stated that derives the legitimacy of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and from the citizens of Sabratha.
From her side, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, called, in a press release, the factions to stop the violations to protect the precious cultural heritage in Sabratha, especially the Archaeological Museum.
Bokova talked about the necessity of preserving the cultural heritage in the times of disputes, adding that even the UN Security Council issued the latest decision 2347 calling for protecting the cultural heritage.
Bokova asked the factions to refrain from using the sites of the cultural heritages or targeting them and the near about areas. It is essential mentioning that the Hague Agreement of the year 1954 talked about protecting the cultural properties in the armed disputes.
Bokova stated that the UNESCO is committed to working with the Libyan cultural institutions to strengthen the emergency procedures to protect the cultural heritage. She added that the UNESCO would make its efforts to support the Libyan people in keeping their heritage for the future generations.