Libya – Terrorist attack on the Libyan National Army in Al-Jufra (23 August 2017)

France condemns yesterday’s terrorist attack by Daesh on Libyan National Army troops in the Al-Jufra region.

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families and assure the Libyan people of our solidarity at this difficult time.

Eradicating terrorism requires a resolute effort on the part of all the Libyan parties, national reconciliation, strengthening the State, and building a unified Libyan army under civilian authority, with the support of the international community.

These aims were enshrined in the joint declaration adopted at La Celle-Saint-Cloud on July 25. We fully support the efforts of the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, to achieve an inclusive political solution.

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