UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres - Creative Commons via United States Mission Geneva on Flickr
CAIRO - 15 April: Libya risks a return to widespread conflict due to the volatile security situation in Tripoli and ongoing fighting in the eastern oil crescent, Associated Press quoted a warning by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday.
A report to the U.N. Security Council, released Sunday, contained warnings of renewed military escalation in the North African state due to “unaddressed political issues.”
Guterres said that although the Islamic State extremist group no longer controls territory in Libya, its operatives have been sighted and it has been blamed for a number of attacks in different areas, AP reported.
Libya has been dragged into chaos since the overthrow of its long-time leader Moammar Gadhaffi in 2011, following mass protests against his ruling.
Speaking at the Arab Summit in Amman, Jordan, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi tackled current regional issues including the Libyan crisis, where he assured that Egypt will continue to “cooperate with neighboring countries of Libya to settle the crisis without any foreign interference.”