The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said there can be no political settlement with Khalifa Haftar and there can be no political solution with him in the scene, saying achieving a complete military victory in Libya is a long shot, dismissing negotiations with Haftar to end the fighting amid fears the coronavirus was taking hold in the country.
There can be no complete military victory in Libya, but there’s no political solution with Haftar. We call on all countries supporting this failed dictatorial policy to reconsider.” Bashagha told Bloomberg on Tuesday, calling on foreign backers to reconsider their support for Haftar.
Meanwhile, Bashagha took Twitter to say that Haftar's forces were taking advantage of the spread of Coronavirus to intensify attacks on Tripoli and Abu Grein, adding that GNA forces will continue to retake positions on the ground from Haftar's forces.
"There is no political solution with war criminal Haftar and we call on the countries supporting him to reconsider their stances." He added.
Bashagha said shutting down gas pipelines to cut off electricity and attacks on residential areas in Tripoli as well as attacks on Al-Khadra Hospital and Abu Grein town after the arrival of ammunition and weapons and the backup of Chinese drones and mercenary pilots are evidence that Haftar wanted to use Coronavirus concerns and procedures to revive his military operations with more brutality.