Mouthpiece of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar accuses Belgium of “funding terrorism”

Mouthpiece of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar accuses Belgium of “funding terrorism”

November 27, 2018 - 09:15
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The spokesperson of warlord Khalifa Haftar, who controls the eastern part of the country, has accused Belgium of sending weapons to “terrorist groups” in western Libya via Misrata airport.

Ahmed Al-Mismari claimed in his latest press conference last week that Belgium used the interest and dividends of Libyan frozen assets to send weapons to “Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood.”

Al-Mismari, a former folk poet, threatened to send his claim to the judiciary saying “this case has no statute of limitations.” He also hinted at the measures that could be taken to “punish” Belgium including severing political and economic ties.

“We have all documents to prove this; the perpetrator has to be ready to stand trial,” the mouthpiece said, accusing Chairman of UN-backed Presidential Council Fayez Sarraj of failure to deal with the file of Libyan frozen assets in Belgium properly.

Warlord Khalifa Haftar and his backers accuse political opponents of being affiliates to ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood.

Earlier, Belgian media reported that billions of Libyan frozen funds had from four Libyan accounts to fund militias in Libya.

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) the reports confirming that the Libyan frozen assets in Belgium are safe.