Libyan PM's plane takes off using car lights after deliberate Tobruk runway shutdown

Libyan PM's plane takes off using car lights after deliberate Tobruk runway shutdown

July 06, 2021 - 21:04
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Libyan Prime Minister's plane took off from Tobruk airport using car lights after a sudden power outage on the runway as footage also showed on social media how Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah's plane took off with the help of lights from nearby cars and vehicles with news confirming the power shutdown was intentional to hinder the plane's takeoff.

Dbeibah’s motorcade heading to the airport came under many stops on the road by Haftar's loyalists who shouted unpleasant words and asked the Prime Minister to get out of the car, but Deputy Interior Minister, Faraj Egayem, intervened and promised to meet the protesters' demands except "Dbeibah’s greetings to Haftar".

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Government of National Unity, Mohammed Hamouda, said early on Tuesday that Dbeibah left Tobruk after the failure of the House of Representatives to pass the budget bill on Monday, saying the government’s ministerial commission tackling the budget issues will see the needed amendment and hold meetings with House of Representatives' financial committee Tuesday.

Dbeibah attended Monday a session for the House of Representatives with the aim of obtaining an endorsement of the 2021 budget, which didn't happen.

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