Khalifa Hafter said the "army" has no connection to what is going on in Tripoli, however, the situation in Tripoli will not remain as it is and he will not stand aside on what is happening to the people in Tripoli of violations and killing, according to the information office of his forces.

Haftar's statements came during a meeting with a delegation of a number of dignitaries from some parts of the western and southern region at his HQ in Rajma area near Benghazi.

"The army will move in due course to help the people in Tripoli to get rid of rivalry between the armed militias," as Hafter put it, according to his information office.