Libyan Prime Minister visits war-ravaged Sabratha to salute Haftar-led forces’ control

  • Libyan Express |
  • Wednesday 11 October 2017

Al-Sirraj arrived this afternoon in Sabratha and was received by the commanders and official military leaders of the Operations Rooms, which claimed control of all the city last Friday.

The Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord and the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, has visited the coastal city of Sabratha to hail the control of Al-Wadi Operations Room and the Salafist, Khalifa Haftar-loyalist Anti-IS Operations Room’s control of the city.

Al-Sirraj arrived this afternoon in Sabratha and was received by the commanders and official military leaders of the Operations Rooms, which claimed control of all the city last Friday.

After over 15 days of intense fighting in the coastal city of Sabratha, an alliance of Salafists forces, Madkhalists, and forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, who heads Operation Dignity in Benghazi, announced taking control of the city, pushing the main rival Brigade 48, which is also part of the Presidential Council forces, away from the city’s borders.

Haftar hailed the advance and said earlier to the press that his forces are fighting the human trafficking gangs and terrorists in Sabratha.

In the meantime, the military chief of staff of the east-based Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) Abdelrazik Al-Nadori vowed to march with 35.000 fighters to Tripoli and liberate it from “militias.”

Al-Nadori told the Swiss German-Language newspaper Neuen Zürcher Zeitung that they are readying their troops for the control and liberation of the Libyan capital, adding that the residents of the western region will give them a war welcome.

For more than once, Haftar and his officials have vowed to take on Tripoli and expel the “militias” in order to exact law and order, always connecting it to their victories in Benghazi, which is still until today a battlefield for war and destruction.


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  • Mahmud

    war in Sebrata ha no relation with Hafter at all