The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ISTANBUL – Libyan members of the Muslim Brotherhood held a meeting in Turkey recently to discuss ways in which they can face the territorial expansion of the Libyan National Army (LNA), a source told The Address.
Leading figures of the Libyan branch of the Brotherhood, such as Ali al-Sallabi, Abdelhamid El Kaza and Mansour Obaid, were also present at the meeting.
According to the source, participants discussed the possibility of pressuring Ghassan Salamé, the United Nations Special Envoy, into holding the national conference as early as possible to obstruct LNA’s expansion.
They also discussed infiltrating Libya’s vital state institutions, such as the Central Bank of Libya, the Foreign Bank of Libya, the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and the National Oil Corporation (NOC).
Muslim Brotherhood members discussed as well how to draw a media narrative which they can use to attack the popular base of LNA, including through the use of tribal tensions to ignite a civil war in case LNA moved towards Tripoli.