The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) confirmed on Friday, that it is in contact with the concerned national authorities about the airstrikes that took place in Zawiya city, west of Tripoli, indicating that it will continue to monitor the situation closely.

“These events illustrate the urgent need for Libya to unify and enable accountable security and military institutions to ensure safety and stability for Libyan people across the country”, UNSMIL tweeted.

The UNSMIL reminded all involved in the incidents in Zawiya that any law enforcement measures should respect relevant national and international laws, stressing that protection of civilians should remain paramount.