Operation Dignity spokesman urges UN-backed Libyan forces to hand them Sirte battle

The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity, Ahmed Al-Mismari
The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity, Ahmed Al-Mismari

The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity, Ahmed Al-Mismari, called on the forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous to pull out from Sirte liberation battle with the least losses they could bear so that Operation Dignity forces get into the fight against IS militants.

Speaking to the Egyptian newspaper Youm 7 on Tuesday, Al-Mismari added that the Misurata-led forces fighting in Sirte have not achieved any tangible advances in the span of 6 months, as the operation was kicked off last May.

“The forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous are freeing some neighbourhoods and leaving others behind for IS.” He told Youm 7.

Sirte has become a city of ghosts just like Al-Anbar in Iraq is due to the continuous US air raids that have destroyed the whole city, Al-Mismari added.

He stressed that the US airstrikes on Sirte has ransacked the city as they did to Syria and Iraq and people won’t be able to go back to their houses in Sirte before it is rebuilt anew.

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