Libya’s government announced Thursday it was mobilizing its security forces after acknowledging for the first time that “terrorist groups” were behind dozens of attacks against security services and Westerners.

Three years after a revolution toppled long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi and left the country awash with guns, near-daily attacks continue unchecked across Libya.

An overnight government statement called on “the international community and in particular the United Nations to provide the necessary support to eradicate terrorism in Libyan cities”.