East Libya rejects humanitarian aid from Italy

East Libya rejects humanitarian aid from Italy

January 17, 2017 - 15:51
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

East Libyan government claims "The Presidency Council have allowed the grandsons of Benito Mussolini to return to Libya on board warships to defile Libya's soil."

Abdullah Al-Thanni visits Khalifa Haftar's self-styled military command in Rajma

Khalifa Haftar's self-styled military command is rejecting a planned humanitarian aid to east Libyan areas from the Italian government.

Head of the media office of the command, Khalifa Al-Obaidi, told Afrigatennews, a 24-hour Dignity Operation mouthpiece website funded by the UAE, that the military command refuses any Italian aid unless Italy pulls its troops out of Libya.

Al-Obaidi was reacting to the recent declaration  of Italian minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Angelino Alfano, to send humanitarian aid to the areas under the control of Dignity Operation in eastern Libya.

"The only possible response to Russia's actions in Libya is taking an even stronger leadership role in there," Angelino Alfano, was quoted as saying on the sidelines of Middle East peace conference in Paris on Sunday.

Alfano didn't give a specific date for the aid delivery.

Last week, the eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thanni Italy of sending soldiers and ammunition to Libya's waters off the western shores.

It also regarded the reopening of Italian embassy in Tripoli as a new Italian occupation, claiming  in a diplomatic note to all Libyan embassies abroad that "some members of the Presidency Council have allowed the grandsons of Benito Mussolini to return to Libya on board warships to defile Libya's soil."

The interim government of Abdullah Al-Thanni is controlled by Khalifa Haftar's self-styled military command. Al-Thanni visited the command in Rajma town on Monday to brief Khalifa Haftar on the latest decisions and steps taken by his cabinet and to get instructions on how to deal with a number of political issues.  

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