Libyan Amazigh Supreme Council: Haftar’s army is terrorist and racist

Amazigh Libyans celebrating the anniversary of Libyan February revolution. (Photo: Archive)

The Amazigh Supreme Council (ASC) in Libya has declared that the so-called Libyan Arab Army or as Khalifa Haftar names it the Libyan National Army (LNA) is a terrorist and racially-based militia, and does not represent the Amazigh people of Libya.

The Amazigh Supreme Council said so in a statement Monday that it said was directed to the Libyan people as well as to the international community.

“A real national army, is an army that includes all the ethnic groups of the Libyan society, and refrains from being affiliated with a particular ethnic group.” The ASC indicated.

The Amazigh Supreme Council rejected as well in the statement the return of military ruling in Libya under whatever circumstances.

“The council strives for Libya to become a democratic civil state, built on the values of equality and pluralism, with civilian authority as the supreme authority in the country.” The ASC added.

It also said that Haftar’s naming of his militias as the Libyan Arab Army is a blatant violation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other international treaties and conventions.

The council also reiterated the call for the international community to assume their legal responsibilities and commitments against such threatening actions.

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