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2019-08-06 Africa North
HCS head holds UN envoy responsible for the ongoing attack on Mitiga Airport
[Libya Observer] The head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khalid al-Mishri said that the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame bears the consequences of the repeated bombardment of Mitiga Airport, because of what he said "the deliberate fallacies" in his recent briefing to the UN Security Council.

In a press statement, al-Mishri said that the inaccuracies in Salame's briefing before the Security Council interpret as a green light for continuing bombing the civil and only airport that links the region with the outside world, putting the lives of thousands of passengers at risk.

In his briefing to the UNSC last week, Salame claimed that Mitiga Airport is being used for "military purposes", which has been taken as an excuse by warlord 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...
's militia groups in southern 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...
to shower the airport with Grad rocket attacks.
Ghassan Salame : 2019-06-27 Libya's Tripoli-based HoR denounces Salame's meetings with Haftar, says he's biased
Ghassan Salame : 2019-05-22 UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya
Ghassan Salame : 2019-04-06 Libya's Misrata-based forces move to secure Tripoli and thwart Haftar's attack

Mitiga Airport: 2019-06-08 Haftar’s air force militia hits airport, field hospital in Tripoli
Mitiga Airport: 2019-04-22 Libya's PC denies negotiations with Haftar's forces
Mitiga Airport: 2019-04-11 LNA warns of terror attack on Libya’s ‘oil crescent’ amid political standoff
Posted by Fred 2019-08-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [176 views ]  Top
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