Al-Sarraj vows to urge for Haftar's indictment at ICC

Al-Sarraj vows to urge for Haftar's indictment at ICC

April 17, 2019 - 20:30
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council (PC) Fayez Al-Sirraj said his government is going to file documents at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed by Khalifa Haftar.

Al-Sarraj, while paying a visit to areas hit by Haftar's forces Grad shelling in Abu Salim, added that all documents will be provided to the ICC to indict Haftar for his war crimes.

"Targeting civilians and destroying their houses are war crimes and crimes against humanity as well as violations of international humanitarian law. These crimes won't go unpunished." Al-Sarraj remarked.

In the meantime, the High Council of State (HCS) called on Wednesday on the international community to take up its responsibility to protect civilians from the "terrorist" indiscriminate shelling by Haftar's "gangs."

In a statement, the HCS said the Grad shelling which caused tens of casualties among civilians aims at seizing power, calling on the UN Security Council to lift the arms ban on the PC government to prevail stability in the country.

The PC announced three days of mourning for the victims of the by Haftar's forces on Tripoli residential areas in Abu Salim.