An official from the ranks of Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army said Derna will not be the final target for their army, but other cities will be on the list.
The media coordinator of Dignity Operation’s “Omer Mukhtar Room for the Liberation of Derna”, Abdul-Karim Sabra, told Russia’s Sputnik on Saturday that “the Libyan Armed Forces will not stop in Derna, but they will move on to the southern region, and they will liberate Sabha, Misrata and entire Libya.”
He added that the aim of their planned move is to “maintain Libya’s unity and get rid of all forms of terrorism in the east, south and west of Libya.”
Meanwhile, Kufra mayor, Muftah Abu Khalil, declared to the Russian news agency that the southern region could be the next target for “they army”, confirming that Derna battle will not be the last.
“Liberating Derna will be an important step in the war on terrorism, and then comes the next stage which is eradicating all terrorist groups from Libya.” He said.
Dignity Operation launched early in May an assault on Derna to take it over from what it called “terrorist groups.”