Libya's HoR holds first session in Tripoli, condemns Haftar's attack on capital

Libya's HoR holds first session in Tripoli, condemns Haftar's attack on capital

May 02, 2019 - 21:10
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The House of Representatives (HoR) convened Thursday the first session in Tripoli with the oldest member Al-Sadiq Al-Kehili chairing it and with the attendance of elders and mayors from western and central regions.

HoR members voiced in their speeches rejection to the offensive against Tripoli by Khalifa Haftar's forces and to the military rule.

The members called also for the international community's support to maintain the civil state aspirations of all Libyans and for their assistance in halting the current war.

The attending elders hailed the stance taken up by the HoR members who rejected the attack on Tripoli and their first Tripoli session, which they considered as putting the parliament back on track.

The members said in their final statement that their parliament sessions will continue in Tripoli and that they are not a coup but a correction of the path, calling on all members to join in the upcoming session on Sunday.

"We reject the military operations by Haftar's forces and we call for their withdrawal. We also urge Al-Sarraj to appoint a commanding officer for the Libyan Army forces.

Meanwhile, boycotting members who tried to attend the session were denied entrance by the chairman because they did not take the oath as parliament members and will take it on Sunday.