2019-03-07 Africa North||Haftar's forces pull out from Libya's Murzuq leaving behind several casualties
[Libya Observer] Violent festivities broke out on Wednesday morning in Murzuq town in southern Libya causing several deaths and injuries, sources reported.|
According to the sources, festivities started as Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's self-styled army forces started withdrawing late on Tuesday heading to Sabha.
According to Murzuq municipal member Mohammed Omar, four Tubu rustics were killed and three others were maimed in Deesa area after being shot at by an unknown group on Tuesday.
He told news hounds that discontent was on the rise in Murzuq after that incident and elders were trying to calm things down, especially after the vacuum left by the surprising withdrawal of Haftar's forces.
In addition to Murzuq, Haftar's forces withdrew from al-Gatroon area, according to sources, adding that they went also to Sabha but it's unknown where they will be positioned eventually.
Military media office of Haftar's command said on Tuesday they had sent military backup to "the place the military command has specified earlier," without naming the place.
A source close to Sirte Protection Force said they had depicted huge military convoys for Haftar's forces in southern Sirte heading to al-Jufra and Bani Walid, adding that the force personnel and military might is on alert and that Sirte is fully under control.
The source added that military backup arrived also in Sirte - 100 vehicles and 30 tanks - in addition to other 100 vehicles from different brigades that had been sent to Sirte.
...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
a military source from Misrata airbase said warplanes have been doing surveillance above Sirte since Wednesday morning to depict any dubious movements around Misrata.
|Posted by Fred 2019-03-07 00:00||
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