Libya's Military Prosecutor issues arrest warrant of Haftar and six of his loyalists

Libya's Military Prosecutor issues arrest warrant of Haftar and six of his loyalists

April 18, 2019 - 20:23
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Military Prosecutor's Office at the Tripoli-based Defense Ministry issued arrest warrants of Khalifa Haftar and six military figures under his command.

Haftar, Abdelsalam Al-Hassi, Saqir Al-Juroushi, Al-Sadiq Al-Mizwaghi, Mohammed Al-Manfour, Amer Al-Jagum, and Jamal Bin Amer are all named as wanted for arrest over bombing Mitiga Airport and Grad shelling on Abu Salim's Intisar neighborhood, thus leaving behind destruction, and deaths and injuries among civilians.

Al-Sarraj called for this step before and asked the prosecutor to document the war crimes of the attacking forces in Tripoli, in addition to the shelling and recruiting underaged boys.

The Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj, called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the crimes and violations committed by Haftar's whom he called "warlord" and "war criminal" and bring them to justice.

In a letter sent to ICC's prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on Wednesday, Al-Sarraj confirmed that the Libyan Court will provide the ICC with all the documents and evidence in this regard.

Meanwhile, Haftar-loyal military prosecutor in eastern Libya issued as well arrest warrants of tens of civilians, politicians and military figures loyal to the PC, including Fayez Al-Sarraj.