Libyans asked to unite following Qadhafi's death

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Libyans have been urged to unite as they face the future following the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi on Thursday.

The call has come from UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon amid reports that Mr. Qadhafi was killed as forces of the National Transitional Council tried to arrest him in his hometown of Sirte.

Mr. Ban says the day marks a historic transition for Libya.

He stresses that Libyans can only realize the promise of the future through national unity and reconciliation.

"In the coming days, we will witness scenes of celebration as well as grief for those who lost so much. Yet let us recognize, immediately, that this is only the end of the beginning. The road ahead for Libya and its people will be difficult and full of challenges."

The Secretary-General has also asked combatants on all sides to lay down their arms and not engage in revenge.

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