Head of Libya’s GNA: Haftar’s attacks on Tripoli show his weakness

Head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiz Al-Sarraj. [Archive – Internet]
Attacks by Khalifa Haftar’s forces left the Libyan government “no choice but to respond,” according to a statement from by the prime ministry’s press office.

Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of the Government of National Accord criticized the international community for staying silent in the face of the attacks.

“The insane attacks carried out by the war criminal Haftar against the capital Tripoli these days are a sign that he was despaired as a result of his successive defeats and that he was nearing the end of his bloody project, which he carried out to take over the administration.” He added.

“The terrible crimes committed by Haftar leave us no choice but to respond with an iron claw by using all our means,” said Al-Sarraj.

Haftar, the leader of illegal armed forces in eastern Libya, has intensified attacks on civilians since the beginning of May as government forces recently gained the advantage and inflicted severe losses on his militants.

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