2019-09-23 Africa North||Libya's HCS urges Al-Sarraj to take measures against countries backing Haftar
[Libya Observer] The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) has called on the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez al-Sarraj to take a deterrent stance against the blatant intervention of the countries backing up the coup against legitimacy led by 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, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. 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...
The HCS urged al-Sirraj to deplore those countries' intervention in his participation at 74th General Assembly of the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
on next Tuesday.
The HCS also hailed the heroic acts of the Libyan Army forces in foiling attacks by Haftar's forces on Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Airport and Yarmouk Camp frontlines in southern Tripoli on Saturday.
The Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala traveled to New York to prepare for the attendance of General Assembly by the Libyan delegation headed by al-Sarraj who should travel this week.
On Saturday, Libyan Army forces foiled heavy attacks by Haftar's forces backed by air cover and mercenaries from Russian Wagner Group.
|Posted by Fred 2019-09-23 00:00||
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