Al-Sarraj orders release of under-18 captives of Haftar's forces

Al-Sarraj orders release of under-18 captives of Haftar's forces

April 14, 2019 - 21:39
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, has ordered for kind treatment of the captives of Khalifa Haftar's forces and the release of the ones who are under 18, calling their families to take them home.

This came in a visit paid by Al-Sarraj to the join operations room, where he met with western, Tripoli, and central military zones' commander and other military figures.

Al-Sarraj hailed the sacrifices of the fighters of the Libyan armed forces and the backup forces, saying the real job of the forces is to secure and defend the country and the citizens as well as to safeguard the civilian state from militarization.

"I hoped the Libyan National Conference would be held as it was scheduled for Libyans to dialogue and reach a way out of the crisis." Al-Sarraj added, saying one party insisted to plunge Libya into a lose-lose war despite calls for peace and dialogue.

"The attack on Tripoli paves the way for militants and terrorists to destabilize Libya." Al-Sarraj added.

He remarked that the war is not between east and west Libya as some try to call it through media propaganda; it is a war for personal aspiration for power.