The United Nations, UN says it is working assiduously toward a permanent ceasefire in Libya following a two-day humanitarian truce partially observed by the main warring parties during the just-ended Eid al-Adha festival.

Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya and Special Representative of the Secretary General, Ghassan Salamé who gave the indication in a statement said  mission  is ready to immediately use its good offices to transform what was accomplished in the period of truce into a permanent ceasefire.

Forces loyal to the UN-supported Government and the self-styled Libyan National Army commanded by military general, Khalifa Haftar, announced that they would respect it.

However, the commitment was threatened by a deadly car bomb outside a shopping mall in the eastern city of Benghazi, which is controlled by the Libyan National Army. /�O�WJ