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Libyan Newswire

UN / LIBYA ATTACK

STORY: UN / LIBYA ATTACK
TRT: 0:53
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 25 MAY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

SHOTLIST:

FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, Flag at UNHQ

25 MAY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN Mission in Libya has condemned the car bomb attack that took place today in Benghazi. The attack targeted a populated residential neighbourhood and left at least seven dead, including a toddler, and more than 10 injured. This week has seen a series of ruthless attacks in Libya. The Mission reiterates that there is no justification for such attacks, which may amount to war crimes, and that those who have organized and enabled this attack must be brought to justice. The Mission stands in solidarity with the people of Libya in resisting attempts to spread fear, intimidation and hatred. The UN is committed to a Libyan-led political process that will strengthen a unified Libya and build trust and mutual understanding through peaceful and inclusive dialogue.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. Wide shot, press room

STORYLINE:

A UN spokesperson said the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned the car bomb in Benghazi today and stood in solidarity with “the people of Libya in resisting attempts to spread fear, intimidation and hatred.”

Speaking to reporters in New York, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said the attack targeted a populated residential neighbourhood in Benghazi and left at least seven dead, including a toddler, and more than 10 injured. He said the country witness a series of “ruthless” attacks this week.

Haq said UNSMIL reiterated that there was “no justification for such attacks, which may amount to war crimes, and that those who have organized and enabled this attack must be brought to justice.” He said the UN is committed “to a Libyan-led political process that will strengthen a unified Libya and build trust and mutual understanding through peaceful and inclusive dialogue.”

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