Defend Benghazi Brigades (DBB) called on all of the February 17 revolutionary fighters to unite themselves and be ready for fighting away any attacks by what they described the forces of war criminal, Khalifa Haftar, stressing that the revolutionaries must be mobilized to be able to put an end to Haftar’s criminality against the February revolution.
In a statement, the DBB said the claims of fighting terrorism by Haftar are mere lies and have hence been proved to be irrelevant especially that he has coordinated the withdrawal of IS militants from Benghazi very recently.
“As he did in Derna, Haftar gave a safe corridor for IS militants out of Benghazi after their role, which is “demonizing Benghazi revolutionaries,” had ended so that he can justify for the support of Egyptian and UAE warplanes and the foreign agenda he is executing in the city.” The DBB’s statement reads.
“Cyrenaica locals must be aware of the conspiracies plotted against them and the country at large, and the encouragement of division among Libyans via the UAE-sponsored media outlets, which only aim at protracting conflicts in Libya.” The DBB indicated.
They also said that what falsifies the claims of fighting terrorism by Haftar is his forces’ deliberate bombing of February revolutionaries, who have always fought terrorism, pointing out that the latest airstrikes on Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos forces is a living example.
“Haftar does such acts while he and his forces look away from the IS militants, who have always been an easy target for the forces and the warplanes whether in Sirte or in Derna. Haftar’s forces never attacked them.” The statement adds.
IS militants withdrew from their positions in Benghazi’s Ganfouda and Al-Sabri districts in western Benghazi on Thursday dawn and they headed toward the central region, according to a number of sources.