Al-Sarraj: Forces attacking Tripoli responsible for terrorists' reemergence

Al-Sarraj: Forces attacking Tripoli responsible for terrorists' reemergence

October 08, 2019 - 21:26
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj said terrorist cells have stepped up their activities over the last few months due to the recurrent military operations in different areas in Libya, adding that they have taken advantage of the security vacuum caused by ongoing fighting in Tripoli.

"The attacking forces (Khalifa Haftar's forces) are to blame for the reemergence of terrorists in Libya." Al-Sarraj remarked as he addressed the attendees of the ceremony of Police Day 55th Anniversary.

He added that the security arrangements started by the Interior Ministry before Tripoli offensive are still ongoing, saying the safety of people is a priority for his government.

He hailed the acts of the Libyan Army forces and backup forces whom he said are defending building the civilian state. He also praised the police force for their work.

"Libyans revolted against tyranny, totalitarianism, dictatorship and for a civilian and democratic state. We will continue to achieve the goals and no party can defeat the will of the people." Al-Sarraj said.

He reiterated that they will keep fighting till the attacking forces are defeated or retreated to their previous positions as before April 04, stressing the need for returning to the political process under the auspices of the UN, which he said goes along with his initiative for a national conference that sets up a constitutional basis for elections.

"There's no political dialogue with those who call for dictatorship and committed war crimes." He explained.

He promised to improve public services for Libyans by expanding expenditure in education, health, transportation and construction sectors.