The Address | Benghazi – Libya
The Libyan National Army’s rapid moves towards the Libyan capital Tripoli have confused the Tripoli-based government of National Accord of Fayez al-Sarraj. This was expressed by Al-Sarraj himself who said: “We were surprised by the military action from Haftar.”
This confusion has prompted GNA to commit several crimes against humanity in the context of war crimes since it began its battle to counter the progress of the Libyan National Army led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar to clear Libyan capital Tripoli of criminal militias and terrorist groups since April 4.
According to article 8 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, war crimes are serious violations of the laws and customs applicable to international armed conflicts within the established framework of international law.
The GNA forces have been involved in a number of these crimes, such as the forced displacement of citizens, the deliberate starvation of areas that declare support for the LNA, the bombing of civilians, and the use of children and people with special needs in combat as soldiers or human shields.