Dignity Operation and its affiliated media are playing Al-Qaeda card to frighten the international community into supporting Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army
The insane-sounding spokesperson of Dignity Operation Ahmed Al-Mismari has claimed that Al-Qaeda members are part of the UN-proposed Presidency Council.
In an interview with Russia’s Sputnik News Agency, Al-Mismari accused the internationally recognized Presidency Council of funding Al-Qaeda to launch an attack on Libya’s oil ports.
Al-Mismari has become an object of ridicule in Libya. Social media activists have likened him to former Iraqi Information Minister Mohammad Saeed Al-Sahhaf for his unrealistic Al-Qaeda claims and false statements.
Dignity Operation and its affiliated media are playing Al-Qaeda card to frighten the international community into supporting Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army over political opponents.
They also use “war on terror” as a pretext to fight rival armed groups.
Dignity Operation mouthpiece Libya Channel aired Sunday a false news report claiming that “Al-Qaeda calls for fighting against the Libyan Army, mourns its victims in Benghazi and praising Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani – Libyan Mufti.”
To make the report realistic, the UAE-funded channel showed a mute clip of a video released by Al-Qaeda in Mali on Thursday, March 02, to announce merger of three Al-Qaeda groups into a new group called “Support of Islam and Muslims.” But a look into that video, one can recognize the false claims of Libya Channel as there was no reference at all to so-called “Libyan Army” and Libyan Grand Mufti Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani.
The channel’s report also showed fabricated Al-Qaeda statement published on social media in 2016, claiming the statement was released to praise the attack of Defense Benghazi Brigades on so-called “Libyan Army” in the oil crescent region last Friday. The fabricated Al-Qaeda statement “thanked Libyan Mufti for standing against evil and saying the truth about Haftar, and regarded Khalifa Haftar as a western agent.”