In the shadowed corridors of Libya’s tumultuous history, a fresh horror unfolded in the heart of its capital.

A deadly dance of bullets claimed the lives of at least ten souls in Tripoli’s Abu Salim district on Monday, February 19th, a stark echo of the recent 13th anniversary of the revolution that toppled Muammar Kadhafi.

This milestone, reported amidst the ruins of a nation still grappling with the specter of chaos, has thrust the international spotlight once more upon Libya’s fractured visage.

The Shooting in Abu Salim and UNSMIL’s Call to Action

The streets of Abu Salim, usually humming with the day’s hustle, became the stage for the bloodshed that has since stirred the United Nations into calling for a probe as sharp and penetrating as the grief that now grips the city.

Libyan outlets, their voices somber with the weight of the news, hinting at a death toll that might climb beyond a dozen, yet the hands behind the carnage remain shrouded in the murky depths of conflict’s fog.

On the digital waves of X (formerly Twitter), the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) cast its condemnation into the ether, decrying the violence that snuffed out lives in a district under the watch of Abdel Ghani al-Kikli and his Stability Support Authority (SSA).