New phase to defeat Haftar's forces adopted by Libya's Presidential Council
[Libya Observer] The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez al-Sarraj has approved a new phase of the tactics that aim at repelling the attack on Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
by Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
This came in a meeting on Saturday in the presence of Chief of Staff Mohammed al-Sharif, Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and other officials.
The meeting saw discussions about the ongoing fighting in and around Tripoli as well as the nearby districts with elaborations on the coordination among Tripoli military operations room and other security and military units.
Al-Sarraj called for providing all necessary support for the fighting units under Presidential Council's command on the frontlines, calling for continued backup from the central military zone to be joining the fighting axes in southern Tripoli.
In the meantime, the media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said the backup arrived in the assigned positions for the forces on the frontlines and the next phase will soon kick off.
Posted by: Fred 2019-06-17