The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has called on the army’s soldiers to fight harder during Ramadan and teach the enemies an even bigger lesson, because the Muslim month of Ramadan that begins on Monday was a month of holy war.
In a statement delivered by LNA’s spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari on Sunday, Field Marshal Haftar said Ramadan had not been a reason to halt previous battles to liberate the eastern cities of Benghazi and Derna.
“Officers and soldiers in our armed forces and the auxiliary forces, I salute you in this glorious days and urge you with your strength and determination to teach the enemy a greater and bigger lesson than the previous ones, as we’ve always known you to do, till we uproot it from our beloved land,” Field Marshal Haftar said.
“Our battles against terrorism in Benghazi and Derna did not stop in the holy month of Ramadan but we increased our determination and strength in this holy month,” he said.
Clashes erupted in Tripoli between the Libya National Army (LNA) and militias of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) after LNA launched a military operation in the capital on April 4. LNA’s operation aims to eliminate militias and terrorist groups that dominated the capital since 2011.