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Libya: Sarraj Underpins Need to Abide by Skhirat Agreement

Libya: Sarraj Underpins Need to Abide by Skhirat Agreement

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 - 08:45
Damaged vehicles by overnight shelling are seen in Abu Salim district in Tripoli, Libya April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

As Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of Libyan National Army (LNA), has restated that his forces will access the capital, Tripoli, after eradicating the armed militias, head of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj said a ceasefire is not on the table as long as the hostile force hasn’t withdrawn yet.

Sarraj stressed Tuesday the necessity of abiding by the political agreement signed in Morocco end of 2015, Skhirat Agreement.

Sarraj discussed earlier with Counterterrorism Force Commander Major General Mohamed al-Zain the field conditions in the battles. His media office issued a statement revealing that discussions covered the development of coordination operations between the military and security bodies and the Counterterrorism Force.

The bureau stated that the Counterterrorism Force is playing a vital role in various military regions.

In another context, Sarraj received Tuesday credentials of new Algeria, Croatia and San Marino's ambassadors in Tripoli. He hailed their countries’ stances that reject the aggression and expressed hope that the new ambassadors would reinforce cooperation ties in a way that serves mutual interests between Libya and their countries.

In the field, LNA's Karama operations media center said that the youths of Ghut Shaal clashed with armed militia in Tripoli on Monday.

The militias randomly launched Grad missiles and mortars for the sake of spurring chaos among the public.

The center considered that these attempts won’t be beneficial except for increasing inhuman crimes and targeting civilians.

LNA spokesman Ahmed Mesmari stressed in a press conference on Monday in Benghazi that the GNA forces can’t ban the army from advancing in Tripoli. Mesmari added that this is the final stage of the military battle.

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