Haftar rejects calls for ceasefire, says war on Tripoli to go on

Haftar rejects calls for ceasefire, says war on Tripoli to go on

January 09, 2020 - 20:47
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Khalifa Haftar has rejected the call for a ceasefire by Russia and Turkey and said his offensive on Tripoli and other cities will continue, local media outlets reported Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, Russian News Agency Sputnik reported Haftar's Moral Motivation Department's Head Khalild Al-Mahjoub as saying that their forces were fighting on all frontlines without any change.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a in Libya that starts on January 12, urging for resuming the political process.

Both the High Council of State and Tripoli-based House of Representatives welcomed the call for a ceasefire, while the Head of the Russian Contact Group for Libya, Lev Dengov, said a ceasefire in Libya is linked to Khalifa Haftar.

Dengov added Thursday that they are working toward achieving the call for a ceasefire in Libya by the Russian and Turkish Presidents.