Tánaiste Condemns Libyan Missile Attack

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the recent missile attack in Libya which killed 53 migrants and injured 130 others.

The attack took place on a Libyan detention centre in Tajoura on Tuesday evening, 02 July.

Speaking from Germany, Foreign Affairs Minister Coveney said: "I join the calls of the EU and the UN for an investigation into this attack, and call on all parties to allow unconditional access of humanitarian actors. Attacks on civilians, or reckless attacks which endanger them, are completely unacceptable, are contrary to international humanitarian law, and in this instance may well constitute a war crime.

"This tragic event underlines the fact that the system of detention centres in Libya is completely unsuitable for migrants, and puts them at risk. My thoughts are with the injured, and the families of those who lost their lives."


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