Spokesman of Haftar’s forces says US airstrikes on Sirte elections’ propaganda

Spokesman of Haftar’s forces says US airstrikes on Sirte elections’ propaganda

August 04, 2016 - 18:12
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s militias, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said the US airstrikes on IS locations in Libya’s Sirte would only fall into the category of US elections propaganda campaign as well as a propaganda for the UN-proposed government.

Al-Mismari added that the Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government, Fayez Al-Sirraj, uses the US as the power on which he will establish his government in Libya and he is ready to put Libya under the trusteeship of foreigners in exchange of ruling Libya.

“It is cynical that the Presidential Council agreed on US airstrikes in Libya.” He said, adding that Haftar supports the statement of the defense committee of Tobruk-based House of Representatives regarding the US air raids.

“Not the US and not any other party can free Sirte from IS, only our forces can.” Al-Mismari reiterated.

US fighter aircraft bombed IS locations in Sirte upon a request from the Presidential Council with some pro- and some other anti-ones.