5+5 JMC members of Libyan Army delegation reject Haftar's rank promotion

5+5 JMC members of Libyan Army delegation reject Haftar's rank promotion

August 04, 2021 - 22:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Volcano of Rage Operation of the Libyan Army said the Head of the five-member delegation in the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) Ahmed Abu Shahma said the members and himself rejected a rank promotion by Khalifa Haftar.

Haftar ordered in last June promoting the JMC members to "Lieutenant General" ranks exceptionally, while his spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said the decision was to promote their delegation and the other party's delegation members for their work and efforts that made the ceasefire and forming the national unity government possible.

Observers expected that the Libyan Army delegation would reject the promotion as it could mean they recognized Haftar as a military leader.

Major General Abu Shahma was the commander of the field operations room for the forces that repelled Haftar's attack on Tripoli and the rest of his delegation in the 5+5 JMC were field commanders as well.