The senior leader in Defend Benghazi Brigades, Brigadier Mustafa Al-Shirksi, told Ajdabia residents that the Defend Benghazi Brigades are not killers, but they have come to defend civilians.

“Our forces will fight anyone who fights them or use their weapons against us.” Al-Shirksi said in a footage posted on social media.

He added that the Defend Benghazi Brigades are not warmongers nor are criminals, but we came to Ajdabia to uproot “the criminal coup plotters” who have destroyed Benghazi and displaced thousands of its families.

“Khalifa Haftar recruited mercenaries from abroad, received former regime henchmen and some of those henchmen, who are military officers, are fighting with him in Benghazi.” Al-Shirksi explained.

Al-Shirksi concluded by offering his condolences to the families of the martyrs who were killed in the fight against IS in Sirte and to the families of the children who were killed in Derna by Haftar’s warplanes, pointing out to the valor of Derna revolutionaries who fought terrorism out of their city.