The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar, denied any involvement of the army in recent clashes in the capital Tripoli.
During several meetings with tribes east of the country on Thursday, Haftar reiterated a warning that his forces could intervene to restore calm in Tripoli following the renewal of militia clashes in the capital.
“When the time is right, we will move towards Tripoli,” he declared. Moreover, Haftar said that the militias involved in the clashes were being supported by the Government of National Accord that is headed by Fayez al-Sarraj.
He vowed that the law will hold everyone accountable for their actions, adding that the LNA “now controls the majority of the country… and is claiming victories against the terrorists.”
Tripoli has witnessed deadly clashes since August 26th which resulted in the death of more than 100 people, while hundreds others are injured, displaced and missing. UN Support Mission in Libya recently brokered a cease-fire agreement between rival GNA-funded militias; however, clashes erupted again in southern Tripoli since Tuesday morning.