Libya's Misrata-based forces move to secure Tripoli and thwart Haftar's attack

Libya's Misrata-based forces move to secure Tripoli and thwart Haftar's attack

April 04, 2019 - 19:07
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The military council, armed brigades, and revolutionaries of Misrata city announced Thursday that they are heading to Tripoli to stop the attacks and advances of Khalifa Haftar's forces in the western region.

After a meeting called by the commander of the central military zone Mohammed Al-Haddad, the Misrata military factions urged the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj to give orders to all western region's forces to fight the advances of "rebellious Haftar" off the region.

"Misrata has opposed and fought the tyrant Moammar Gaddafi and has always been keen on unity and accord among Libyans, thus it will never stand idly by the movements and escalation led by Haftar in western Libya in order to impose himself a ruler on all Libyans." The statement says.

The Misrata military council, brigades and revolutionaries called on UN envoy Ghassan Salame to issue a statement clarifying the UNSMIL's stance regarding the current military escalation in western Libya.

Meanwhile, the senior leader at the Anti-Terrorism Force of the Presidential Council, Mukhtar Al-Jahawi, said a massive force is on its way to Tripoli and will be securing it abasing threats, adding that it has announced high alert after Haftar's advances toward Tripoli.

Meanwhile, social media pages circulated an order by Al-Sirraj for announcing the state high alert and general mobilization in the country and ordering the Air Force to carry out airstrikes against outlaw armed groups.