Declaration by the High Representative, on behalf of the European Union, on the recent attacks in Tripoli

The European Union condemns in the strongest possible terms the latest indiscriminate series of shellings and attacks against civilians attributable to Haftar’s forces, which in the night of 7 May hit a number of residential neighbourhoods in Tripoli, including in proximity of the diplomatic representation of Italy, killing at least 5 innocent civilians and injuring many more.

We express our solidarity with Italy and we offer condolences to the families of the victims and wish a quick recovery for those injured.

We underline that any kind of indiscriminate strike against civilians and civilian infrastructure is unacceptable and runs counter to the respect for human life and international humanitarian law.