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    The United Nations Security Council has called on Libyan parties to the conflict to de-escalate tensions and cease military activity, saying that there can be no military solution.

    The United Nations Security Council said that it is deeply concerned about military activity in Tripolithat pose risk to political settlements of Libyan conflict. UNSC also said it will hold those responsible for the escalation of Libyan conflict accountable, adding that it supports UN-lead efforts to stabilize the crisis.

    As a result of the years-long civil conflict, there is no single central government in Libya. The country's eastern and western parts are controlled by separate powers. The Tobruk-based parliament, elected in 2014 and backed by the Libyan National Army, governs the east of Libya, while the UN-supported interim Government of National Accord controls Libya's western parts from Tripoli.

    READ MORE: GNA Forces Stop Advance of Haftar's LNA Troops on Tripoli — Source

    On Wednesday, the GNA declared a general military alert after Haftar-led eastern forces announced they were moving to western parts of the country.


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