Libyan warlord Haftar threatens to war with Algeria, Tripoli-based government says sorry 

Libyan warlord Haftar threatens to war with Algeria, Tripoli-based government says sorry 

September 10, 2018 - 21:35
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

"We will turn the destination of the war in a blink of an eye." Haftar said.

Unable to claim a full victory for over four years in his alleged war on terror in Benghazi, the Libyan east-based warlord Khalifa Haftar has raised some eyebrows with his threat to got to war with Algeria. 

Haftar said Thursday in a televised meeting of "Social Components" that he would take the fighting to Algeria if it continued to violate the sovereignty of Libya's territories. 

"We cannot allow anyone to violate Libya's sovereignty. Whenever the Algerians find a chance, they enter Libyan territories and that is why I sent General Abdelkarim to Algeria to tell the that their behavior is not brotherly and they are taking advantage of ur hard times." Haftar told the tribesmen in the meeting. 

"We will turn the destination of the war in a blink of an eye." He remarked. 

Haftar also explained that the Algerian authorities had extended an apology saying it had no idea about the incidents and if the violations did happen, then they would have been done by individuals, adding that Algerians promised him to finish this matter in a week time. 

Meanwhile, the impact of the threat coming from Haftar did not go so easy on Algerians, who took to social media expressing discontent and uncomfortable as well as rejection to Haftar's statement. 

Meanwhile, the Tripoli-based Presidential Council's government apologized to Algeria for the remarks made by Haftar on Monday, saying they were "irresponsible." 

The Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala told his counterpart in Algeria Abdelkader Messahel that Libya is keen on retaining strong relations with Algeria.