Al-Juwaili: Forces attacking Tripoli are gangs

Al-Juwaili: Forces attacking Tripoli are gangs

June 01, 2019 - 16:54
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The commander of the western military zone of the Presidential Council's government Osama Al-Juwaili said Friday that the forces attacking Tripoli are gangs with different goals set by a myriad of parties.

Al-Juwaili told Al-Bayan newspaper - local media outlet - that what Khalifa Haftar and his gangs are doing to Tripoli is a barbaric act that aims at destroying political process.

"Any military operations must be ordered by legitimate authorities and within the planned tactics that see power used in a very specific area. Such operations are usually used against outlaw groups." Al-Juwaili added.

He said he doesn't expect the international community to do a lot regarding the current fighting after its silence and inaction, confirming that Haftar's forces received weapons with regional countries supporting them with military equipment, including France, which reiterated support for the Presidential Council's government.

"Our forces' resistance to the attack surpassed all expectations. The government is now doing efforts to rebuild the Libyan army on correct principles with many steps taken in that regard, saying such work need political stability to reach a full circle." Al-Juwaili further explained.

Al-Juwaili told reporters the last few days that their forces had pushed the forces of Haftar afar on different Tripoli frontlines, saying .